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