During a weekend in Lyon, get to know the city by exploring its top tourist attractions. Spend your first day discovering its architectural heritage, plenty of which is to be found in the city’s old town. Fall in love with its Renaissance lanes and passageways, and admire the colorful buildings along the banks of the Saône. Save yourself some time to linger in the city’s other historic neighborhood of Croix-Rousse. The next day, head off to tackle Fourvière hill. Not only is it a great walk, but you’ll be rewarded at the top with breath-taking views of the city. For just a two-day trip to Lyon, set up camp in a city-center Première Classe hotel.
A week-long stay is ideal for discovering the wealth of treasures that Lyon has to offer. Take a walk on the Presqu’île, the beating heart of the Rhône-Alpes capital that also happens to be full of history, shopping opportunities, and business quarters. Head to the banks of the Saône for a relaxing stroll, where you’ll be able to wander through urban landscapes, natural scenery, and modern art. Make the most of your free time with a trip to the city’s top museums, like the Musée Gadagne in its superb Renaissance home. For a longer stay in Lyon, be it for business or pleasure, check out our reasonably-priced Première Classe hotels.
Of all the feelings you’ll experience during a family stay in Lyon, boredom is definitely not one. The city’s Parc de la Tête d'or is the biggest park in Europe, and has all sorts of options on offer whether you’re looking to have some fun or sit back and relax — from merry-go-rounds and the little tourist train to the botanical garden and rose garden, or even the animals at the zoo. Next on the list is the Musée des Arts de la Marionnette, where a fun and immersive tour takes you through a vast collection of 330 puppets. Not far at all from your Première Classe Lyon Est hotel is Mini World, the biggest moving miniatures park in the world.