Art, Culture, And History In Lyon [On A Budget!]

Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière
The basilica is a can't miss! It sits on a hill looking over the city and boasts amazing views as well as stunningly intricate architecture both inside and out. It is open for visitors and worshipers alike.
Parc de la Tête d'Or
The greatest park you'll ever visit. Take a bike ride, run, or stroll through the grounds filled with gardens, a lake, a zoo, conservatories, and playgrounds. Grab a crepe afternoon snack at one of the many food stands. Watch a famous guignol puppet show while you're there!
Looking for an adventure? Find your way through the traboule passageways that form mazes throughout the city. Vieux Lyon houses the oldest ones dating to the 4th century. These awesome tunnels and passageways were used in the French revolution and second world war to outsmart the enemy.
The canuts fresco
Lyon hosts some of the best street art you will find. The Canuts fresco above covers 1200 sq.m. This public art form decorates the buildings of the city and is a delight to stumble upon as you explore Lyon.
Le Musee
Finish the day with a classic French bouchon at Le Musee. If you're looking for a dining experience unique to Lyon go no further.
I would stay at: Hotel Le Royal Lyon
Central location to the town square. Charming decor with a little French flair. Hotel le Royal Lyon offers a luxurious stay in the heart of the city. Easy walk to shops and restaurants and a delicious breakfast!