You know that you're heading to Lyon, but what neighborhood should you stay in? Here's our quick overview of Lyon's central neighborhoods.
In this northern neighborhood, you’ll discover Lyon’s history of silk making at museums and workshops like the Maison des Canuts (silk workers). From here, it’s a short walk to other sights in Presqu’île and the Old City.
East of the Rhône River, this neighborhood is named for the Part-Dieu train station. The area is home to the city’s commercial district, but also sights like the Lumière Institute and the famed covered market Les Halles de Lyon - Paul Bocuse. While it can be a bit far to walk to other parts of the city, Part-Dieu is well serviced by public transport.
Situated in the tip of land between the Rhône and Saône Rivers, you’ll find the Gare Lyon Perrache in this area. From here, it’s an easy walk to the Old City and sights farther north in Presqu’île.
This area between the Rhône and Saône Rivers to the north of Perrache contains many of the city’s main tourist sights, including the Beaux-Arts Museum and the Opera House, as well as the Carré d’Or shopping district. You can easily walk from here to the Old City.
Home to sights like the Roman theaters and the St. Jean Cathedral, the central hilly neighborhood of Vieux Lyon (Old Lyon) is the heart of touristed Lyon. Explore the passageways of the Old City on the banks of the river or the neighborhood's several parks. From here, it’s easy to walk to Presqu’île and the Croix Rousse.