You can spend hours getting lost in the marvellous Vieux Lyon (the old town), with its charming maze of winding alleys, colourful façades and traboules (secret passageways). This area of Lyon has been intact for centuries, and today it’s a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Afterwards, head up to La Basilique Notre Dame de Fourvière. This white basilica is a landmark on Lyon’s skyline and the inside is ornately decorated in Baroque and Italian styles. Keep in mind that there are many steps to get to the top, but you’ll be rewarded with superb views when you finally reach. There’s also a funicular running up and down the hill if you don’t fancy tackling all of those steps!
First opened to the public in 1803, the Musée Des Beaux-Arts is housed within a former 17th-century abbey. This is one of Europe’s biggest art and culture museums anywhere in Europe, featuring over 70 rooms with French and international art on display. Antiquities, art and sculpture, modern art and medieval pieces are all on show here.