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What to see and do in Lyon

Taste the charm of Lyon’s various neighbourhoods just 25 kilometres from the campsite near Lyon Les Portes du Beaujolais. With the Croix-Rousse, tête d’Or and the peninsula less than 30 minutes by car and 20 minutes by train, urban tourism is at your fingertips every day.

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Introducing Lyon

Welcome to the capital of the Gauls! Passing through Square Bellecour, the Terreaux, the Vieux-Lyon, Fourvière and its basilica, the peninsula, the Tête d’Or park, the Confluence… You will discover the secrets of Lyon, its traboules, its cobblestone streets, its fountains, its painted walls including the Fresque des Lyonnais, its walks along the Rhône and The Saône.

On the taste bud side, be sure to stop in a bouchon lyonais where you will enjoy typical cuisine in the city of gastronomy.

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7 "Meetings and Discoveries" itineraries to explore Lyon night and day

Lyon, the Grand Tour at the Imperial
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Lyon, the Confluence
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Vieux-Lyon and Fourvière
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Peninsula and Red Cross
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Velo'V from the banks of the Rhone to the Golden Head Park
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"Lyon by Night"
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Family day in Lyon
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Top 10 things to do in Lyon

Between shopping, walks, tours and shows, the city of Lyon is an infinite source of entertainment and discovery. Here are 10 ideas for outings to Lyon during your stay at the Portes du Beaujolais!

  • Take the height of the Fourvière district by taking the picturesque funicular, and visit the sumptuous basilica.
  • Stroll through the Tete d’or Park, visit its rose garden and take a boat ride on the water.
  • Visit the recent Museum of Confluences, dedicated to Natural History, Anthropology and Civilizations.
  • Walk through Old Lyon, walk from one street to another thanks to the traboules, admire the medieval or Renaissance facades and visit the silk workshops.
  • Visit the Institut Lumière, dedicated to the fathers of cinema and their famous cinematographer.
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  • Climb the slopes of the Croix-Rousse to enjoy a unique panorama of the city, and stroll through the lively streets of the district, between vintage shops, workshops, alternative shops and art galleries.
  • Eating a brioche sausage or dumplings in a bouchon Lyonais, a must-do experience!
  • Walk along  the banks of the Rhône or the Saône, on the side of the booksellers of the quai de la Pêcherie, the barge bars, the Saint-Georges footbridge or the steps of the Guillotière.
  • Shopping in the shops of the long Rue de la République, in the big brands of the Carré d’Or on the peninsula, or in the major shopping centres of the Confluence and Part-Dieu districts.
  • Discover the listed buildings of the peninsula: the palace, the Opera House, the Jacobin Square, the Celestial Theatre and the vast Bellecour Square, the largest pedestrian square in Europe around the monumental statue of Louis XIV on horseback.

Ideal campsite for a holiday near Lyon

Just minutes from the centre of Lyon, Les Portes du Beaujolais enable  urban tourism while enjoying the joys of camping and the privileged environment of the banks of the Saône. Stay in a refreshing setting, with plenty of entertainment and leisure facilities at your disposal, and reach Old Lyon in less than 30 minutes!

Anse station, a short walk from the campsite, gives you the opportunity not to bother yourself with a vehicle to reach the centre of Lyon. When you return from a day of shopping, a walk on the slopes of the Croix-Rousse or a visit to the great museum of confluences, you will enjoy finding in your campsite, the swimming pool, the wellness area and leisure facilities for all ages.

Alongside the mobile homes and classic chalets, unusual rentals and traditional grassed locations await you for a refreshing and atypical camping experience.

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