A weekend in Lyon inevitably will bring you to one of the many museums scattered between the Saône and the Rhône. The latest addition, the Musée des Confluences is worth the detour, both for its architecture as well as its vast collection of fossils. Transform your trip to Lyon into a tranquil journey through the landscapes marked by fields of lavender and the mountains of La Drôme. Book a room now in one of our Kyriad hotels in Valence!
With a week, you’ll be able to visit Lyon’s most important holy sites: the Basilica of Fourvière, the Lyon Cathedral and the Basilica of Saint-Martin d'Ainay. Lyon is also home to many museums which are its pride and joy. Depending on your taste in art, there’s the Museum of Fine Arts, the Museum of Contemporary Art, or the Museum of Sacred Art. Finally, since so many tourist activities can be exhausting, don’t hesitate to take some time to unwind. Go for a leisurely boat ride down the Rhône river or enjoy one of the city’s many parks.
The city of Lyon is well-suited for family vacations. If you want to visit a museum with children, consider The Museum of Miniatures and Cinema Decorations. Children will encounter items from film sets, miniature models, or giant pieces of decor. "Robocop", "Stuart Little", "Gremlins", "Gladiator"... go get a firsthand look at pieces from box-office hits. Not exactly traditional, but still a ton of fun. Tours are also regularly offered by the city's Tourism Office.