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
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!
There's plenty of choice and a wide range of accommodation
and prices to suit all types of budgets.
And it's very easy to get to Lyon, by plane
, or even by boat!
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!