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Visit outstanding cultural attractions or take a hike amongst the peaks? A romantic tour of the wine route or a family cruise? What will this year's
French holiday bring?

The Lyon lifestyle: an enlightened escapade with Marie and mood

Saône quays - Lyon
Heritage and food, local institutions and hidden gems, the influencer @marieandmood takes us for a walk around Lyon in her shoes.
Find a hidden terrace
The Gadagne museum at the heart of Saint-Jean

A pleasant surprise awaits at the Musée Gadagne: its cafe, terrace, and floral garden. Not to mention its homemade lemonade.
Place du Petit Collège, 5th arrondissement

Brunch at Cafetiers
Time for treats at Cafetiers

Scandinavian decor and a fresh, organic menu, a warm welcome and right at the back, the perfect patio for lunch (and therefore brunch) in summer.
Rue Ferrandière, 2nd arrondissement

Bargain hunting with an open air feel
A stall at the Canal flea market

Every Sunday morning I stop by the Puces du Canal flea market, on the outskirts of Lyon. On one side there are antique dealers for the connoisseurs and on the other side there are bric-a-brac and designer stalls for the amateur collectors. And on the other there’s bric-a-brac stalls and makers, for amateur collectors.
Rue Eugène Pottier in Villeurbanne

Get your cookie fix
Half-Lyonnais, half-American: Coney Cookies 

Get your cookie fix with its pastel color palette and floral prints, Coney Cookies sells a range of homemade cookies and biscuits, as well as a full range of bakery utensils.
Rue Sergent Blandan, 1st arrondissement

Lunch on the go
Gourmet tartines at l’Épicerie

Enjoying the ambiance of yesteryear, I’ll start with a delicious honey and goat’s cheese open topped sandwhich (a tartine) and a bowl of salad. But I won’t stop there, as the desserts at the Épicerie Bistrot à tartines are amazing. Especially the homemade praline tart...
Rue de la Monnaie, 2nd arrondissement

Coffee and Instagram
A chameleon space at Métagram

Maison Métagram is a concept store showcasing local makers. You can make yourself at home, put on a record, and settle in. Perfect for getting some work done over a cup of tea and a 100% local muffin.
Rue de Fleurieu, 2nd arrondissement

Pick your plants in a city garden
Urban greenery at Du Vert au Balcon

Du Vert au Balcon is an old garage converted into a florist. It’s where I find quality greenery, pretty terra cotta plant pots, and genuine bespoke advice.
Rue Sala, 2nd arrondissement

Dancing on the roof
Le Sucre, Lyon’s trendiest rooftop

A lot of musical events happen on this rooftop : Le Sucre. Conveniently located near the new Confluences neighbourhood.
Quai Rambaud, 2nd arrondissement

Where next?
  • La cave des voyageurs, place Saint-Paul, for the wine-lovers
  • Auguste et Cocotte is a concept store on Rue Auguste Comte, for fashionistas and budding interior designers
  • Tête d’or park, for a stroll through a botanic garden
  • Rosa Mir garden with its thousands of shells, for an out-of-the-ordinary outing in Croix-Rousse
  • The Chemin du Viaduc, in Hauteurs park, to experience the spectacular Fourvière basilica from a whole new angle
  • Voraces traboule, place Colbert, for a surprising architectural experience in a hidden walkway that’s also a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Getting to Lyon