Happening places to see in Lyon

Fun and thrill never sets at Lyon. If you are planning a trip to Lyon, then you should definitely go to some happening destinations like Parc de la Tete d’Or (Golden head park), Jardin botanique de Lyon, Maison des canuts and Theatres Romains de Fourviere. Situated in east-central France, Lyon is truly a rejuvenating city where you can explore everything right from museums, parks, gardens, food courts as well as scenic hills. Come; let’s take a glance at some of the happening destinations in Lyon which are truly inspiring and worth visiting.


1) Parc de la Tete d’Or (Golden Head Park)

Enter the rejuvenating zone of Parc de la Tete d’Or where you can discover a wide array of recreation resources during your visit to this park. This is the most happening and largest urban park in France which is flocked by countless visitors during summer and has become a home for joggers to take a healthy stroll.  You can find a large lake in the sixth arrondissement of this park where people come in a large quantity to enjoy the boat riding. There’s lot to explore at this park. Just as you move towards the northern end of the park, you can see a zoo which is filled with several wild species like tigers, elephants etc. If you are a sports enthusiast, then this park offers you resources and equipments to enjoy mini-golf and also gives the privilege to enjoy horse riding.

2) Jardin botanique de Lyon

If you have affection for plants, then Jardin botanique de Lyon is your gateway to explore 3500 plants, 760 species of shrubs and 180 species of alpine plants. Established in 1857, this is one of the largest and frequently visited gardens in France.

3) Theatres Romains de Fourviere

Connect with history at Theatres Romains, the oldest roman theater which was built on the order given by Augustus. When you visit this place, you can ruins of odeum, a small theater which was used a venue for musical shows during that era.

4) Musee des beaux- arts (The Museum of fine arts of Lyon)

If you love paintings, sculptures and antiquities, then Museum of fine arts of Lyon is your home to explore the priceless art collections and French paintings made by Nicolas Poussin, Simon Vouet, Philippe de Champaigne and Lorenzo Costa.

5) Opera National De Lyon

Experience the magic of musical dramas at Opera National De Lyon, the Lyon’s most renowned opera where several musical operas like La Dame Blanche, Andre Chenier and Bodis Godunov have been performed.

There are also several other tourist destinations like Fourviere Hill, Maison des Canuts, Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste, Hotel De Ville, African Museum of Lyon and La Sucriere. Whether it is visiting Golden Head Park, Theatres Romains de Fourviere or Teted’Or, every place inspires you to connect with rejuvenation.


Be; ready to enjoy your French holiday at Lyon!