Lyon promises a sensory treat at every turn. Almost all of the 427-hectare city is regarded as a World Heritage Site, and the area has also earned accolades of being the world’s gastronomy capital.
Citadines Presqu'île Lyon lets you embrace all of Lyon’s charm. A bridge is all that separates you from Old Town, an embodiment of the Renaissance. Lose yourself in little streets and passageways, which were routes once used by silk traders. Your steps should lead you to the nearby Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Lyon and Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière, both of which are religiously significant landmarks.
For a shorter walk, 5 minutes from your residence will take you to the Place Bellecour, Europe’s largest pedestrian square that hosts concerts, events and even rollerblading nights.
Lyon’s reputation as a food paradise comes from the array of endless bouchons in the city. Cosy and intimate, tuck into their menu of traditional Lyonnaise dishes. Look out especially for the title “Les Authentiques Bouchons Lyonnais,” a mark of recognition bestowed upon the establishment by discerning locals.
To walk the hearty meals off, go for a taste of culture and fine arts at Musée des Beaux Arts de Lyon. 13th to 20th -century paintings are housed here, as well as sculptures from the Middle Ages, Egyptian antiquities and the Terreaux Treasure.
For a laugh, catch an interesting French puppet show at Théâtre la Maison de Guignol. Protaganist Guignol, the nation’s most beloved puppet, will leave you spellbound with his mix of jokes and puns.
Once ready to call it a day, head back to Citadines Presqu'île Lyon where you can draw a bath or pen down your thoughts on your day.