Lyon, "Europe's Leading City Break Destination" 2016

Lyon was voted "Europe's Leading City Break Destination" at the 2016 World Travel Awards ceremony. 

  • Lyon WTA 2016

To win this prize, which rewards excellence in matters of tourism, Lyon competed with 15 other major cities, among which were Berlin, Lisbon, London, Madrid, Paris and Venice!

Lyon won because it epitomizes the art of gracious living à la française!

This is a major city on a human scale, with  districts that are over 2,000 years old  and inscribed on Unesco's World Heritage List. Only here can you do a spot of "trabouling" and visit the  workshops of the Canuts !

And did you know that Lyon has not two but three rivers? The Rhône, the Saône and… Beaujolais wine!

Just stroll along the  banks of the Saône or Rhône prior to enjoying a meal in one of   Lyon's famous bouchons  to be convinced! Unless of course you'd rather splash out on a gastronomic meal prepared by one of our  star-rated chefs .
It's a well-known fact that the inhabitants of Lyon enjoy their food, and you'll be hard pressed to find a disappointing meal!

Events throughout the year

You'll also be spoilt for choice between our museums, concerts, operas, dances, cinemas, theatres and café theatres, festivals, sporting events and more. We are in the vanguard of artistic creations, and the sites devoted to shows, festivals and night life abound.

Don't wait: make Lyon your next weekend break destination!

There's plenty of choice and a wide range of  accommodation  and prices to suit all types of budgets.
And it's very easy to get to Lyon, by  plane , train , car , or even by boat!

If you're searching for a short break destination, look no further: Lyon is the obvious choice!
You're sure to fall under the spell of this romantic, festive and gourmet city where the living is sweet and easy.

You'll be given a warm welcome at our  Tourism Pavilion  in place Bellecour.

See you soon!