Things To Do in Lyon

Embark on an unforgettable journey through Lyon with Funbooker as your guide. With the key to a Lyon adventure in hand, you can wander the historic streets of Vieux Lyon, savor gourmet delights at Les Halles de Lyon, and immerse yourself in the city's rich history. Lyon's captivating charm awaits you.

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Funbooker’s 20 best things to do in Lyon

Any visit to France won’t be complete without a stay in France’s third city and gastronomic capital, Lyon. Situated in the heart of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, this wonderful city is situated at the junction of the Rhône and Saône rivers in a region rich in viticulture and natural beauty. You can stroll around this beautiful city on foot and take in over 2,000 years of rich history and culture, from old Roman amphitheaters to the renaissance architecture in Old Lyon and the modern Confluence district. Of course, any visit requires a stop in one of the many Bouchons where you can try a rich array of local delicacies and wines. Check out Funbooker’s 20 best things to see and do in Lyon!

10 must-see places to visit in Lyon

There are loads of wonderful sights in this fantastic French city, plenty to get your teeth into during a weekend visit, a family holiday or a romantic getaway. Check out Funbooker’s top ten things to see in Lyon.

Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière

The Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière is a stunning 19th-century minor basilica which offers a great view of the city. Constructed on the old site of the Roman forum of Trajan, the magnificent structure offers an original architectural style inspired by Byzantine, Gothic and Romanesque basilicas. First on the list for any city stay.

The Place des Terreaux

When you step into this magnificent square located right in the city center on the islet between the Rhône and Saône rivers you’ll really feel like you’re in Europe. Home to the stunning 18th-century City Hall building which is dazzling when lit up at night, and exquisite Fontaine Bartholdi, it’s a perfect spot for a few holiday snaps!

Ancient Theatre of Fourvière

Any visit to Lyon has to include a visit to this ancient Roman theater situated in the historic center on the hill of Fourvière. Built around 15 BC, the theater was once the cultural center of a thriving Roman city. Today, its become one of the city’s main tourist attractions and hosts the Nuits de Fourvière festival every year. Alongside the Odeon of Lyon , the pseudo-sanctuary of Cybèle and the Gallo-Roman Museum, it forms a remarkable archaeological site, emblematic of ancient Lyon.

The Opéra Nouvel

Originally built in the 19th century and re-designed by renowned French architect Jean Nouvel between 1985 and 1993, the Opéra Nouvel is one of Lyon’s most important cultural sites and venues. Today, the Grand Théâtre as it was formerly known, is a performance hall used mainly by the Opéra National de Lyon, which stages operas, ballets and concerts there, with a capacity of 1,100 spectators. Well worth grabbing a ticket to see something spectacular!

The Parc de la Tête d’Or

Every city visit requires some down time, a relaxing moment in an open green space away from the hustle and bustle of the city and its many sights and attractions. In Lyon, the Parc de la Tête d’or provides just that. 290 acres of wonderful scenery, including the Jardin botanique de Lyon, a boating lake and a zoo which is completely free to enter!

Lyon Cathedral

European city breaks more often than not include a visit to a stunning cathedral and Lyon is no different! Lyon Cathedral, also known as the Cathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste, is a magnificent Roman Catholic cathedral situated at the Place Saint-Jean. Completed in 1476, the building offers an exquisite mix of romanesque and gothic styles and a masterful 15th-century Bourbon chapel.

Vieux Lyon

Vieux Lyon (Old Lyon) is the majestic historical center that runs along the banks of the river Saône. This small district provides a classically European atmosphere with its little streets, hidden courtyards and terracotta tiled roofs. Here you’ll discover the breathtaking Lyon Cathedral, a plethora of fine-dining restaurants and plenty of wine bars!

The Musée des Confluences

Opened in 2014, this fantastic museum offers a remarkable look at humanity through the prism of applied sciences. Situated in the 2nd arrondissement, the museum aims to present the big questions facing humanity by offering a unique and immersive experience to visitors. Really worth booking a visit!

Canut wall painting

Representing the workers of the district of “Canuts”, the Croix-Rousse, as they rebelled against working conditions in the 19th century, the Canut wall painting is a masterpiece in contemporary urban street art. Created in 1987 and regularly updated to reflect the evolution of the local neighborhood, this magnificent fresco is a must-see on any trip to Lyon.

Place Bellecour

Every European city has a huge central square, and Lyon boasts the third biggest in France! The Place Bellecour is one of the largest open squares and THE largest pedestrian square in Europe. It can be found in the middle of the Presqu’île between the two rivers, and represents a meeting point and a focus of the city’s upmarket shopping area.

10 great things to do in Lyon

Perfume workshop

Try something really different during your visit and book this perfume-making workshop! With Laure, you’ll learn all about different fragrances and create your very own. This is a great activity for a bachelorette party, or simply a relaxing, laid-back afternoon with friends in a convivial atmosphere!

River cruise on the Saône

Fancy grabbing a drink and taking in the city at the same time! Then this river cruise is definitely for you. A great thing to do with friends or colleagues, you’ll enjoy a relaxing moment with drinks and aperitifs as you mosey down the Saône and take in the wonderful sites like the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière or the Croix-Rousse.


When in France…Lyon is surrounded by rich wine-making regions offering wonderful vintages that HAVE to be tasted. Want to treat yourself and some friends? Come and try tasting five great French wines in this wine-tasting workshop. Over the course of 2 hours, you'll discover some exceptional wines and learn everything you need to know about how to enjoy them properly!

Wind tunnel free-fall simulator

Always wanted to try skydiving but too scared to jump out of a plance? iFly has the perfect experience for you: indoor skydiving! The indoor freefall simulator is an ideal activity for adrenalin lovers, simulating the sensations of a skydive from 4,000m! A great activity to do with friends or family.

Pottery workshop in Lyon 7th arrondissement

Fun, laid-back and creative, this ceramics and pottery-throwing workshop with Anne-Hélène is a great activity to do with friends. You’ll learn how to use a potter’s wheel properly (although it might take a few goes) and design and create your very own piece that you’ll be able to pick up later!

Virtual reality arena at EVA Lyon

Immerse yourself in the virtual world with family or friends at EVA Lyon. This unique experience offers a player-versus-player (PvP) or player-versus-environment (PvE) mode in a privatized 500m2 arena. You'll be able to move around freely and play games in this wonderful virtual world!

Segway Tour of downtown Lyon

There are few ways to discover a city as unique as a segway visit! This fantastic activity offers you the opportunity to explore Lyon’s streets with a guide in a relaxing and comfortable way. You’ll spend an hour and a half visiting the most emblematic landmarks of the City of Lights with your group, without ever breaking a sweat!

Ticket for the Museum of Illusion

Looking for a fun activity that will appeal to young and old alike? The Musée de l'Illusion is the ideal place for a unique outing with family and friends. You’ll be putting your perception to the test with an interactive array of exhibits designed to open your eyes to human intellect and change your perception of the senses.

Tickets for the Lyon Aquarium

We all love aquariums, and Lyon has a great one on offer! You’ll discover a variety of aquaculture environments. From rivers to coral reefs, this is a veritable ocean in the heart of Lyon. Embark on a fascinating aquatic experience with 3,000 fish and 39 ecosystems that are home to almost 300 species from all over the world!

Helicopter flight over East Lyon

Want to discover the city in a unique and exhilarating way? Why not try out this fantastic helicopter ride that will take you right over the east of the city? Your flight will last between 20 minutes and 1 hour, and your pilot will be your guide! This is a sensational and original way to experience Lyon from the skies!