Discovering Lyon

Things to see and do in and around Lyon

Between Lyon and the Beaujolais

Ideally located between Lyon and the Beaujolais region, the Maison des Monts d'Or offers a wide range of possibilities for visits and discoveries

Let yourself be guided by your hosts, who will advise you according to your desires....

Lyon, City of Lights 

Lyon, also known as the city of lights, is crossed by the Rhône and the Saône. From the outset, the city has had a special appeal, with its banks and quays, its walks, its terrace reveries, its cruises... A certain gentle way of life.

An ancient city, born in 43 BC, with a proud heritage: the Nuits de Fourvière in the ancient theatres, the Fête des Lumières/ the festival of lights, the many museums, restaurants, second-hand booksellers, art galleries and flea markets that bring the old town to life.

And you'll certainly learn nothing in Lyon if we tell you that we love to eat well and that we cultivate a certain art de vivre, of which the pleasures of strolling, shopping and cultural life are just a few facets! 

Lyon, world capital of gastronomy

Lyon is first and foremost renowned for its gastronomy. Indeed, it has been known as the "world capital of gastronomy" since 1935.

The RHONE department holds 26 Michelin stars, including 20 Michelin-starred restaurants in Lyon. Among them, 2 steps from the Maison des Monts d'Or, Paul Bocuse's restaurant in Collonges and Guy Lassausaie's restaurant in Chasselay will delight your taste buds. And let's not forget the many traditional restaurants known as "Bouchons Lyonnais".

Les Halles de Lyon is a mythical institution of good food, a crossroads of tastes and flavors, where you can do your shopping or eat and drink at one of its 55 merchants.

The Beaujolais region

Let yourself be surprised by the history of this region, discover its characterful villages and unique historical heritage. its characterful villages and unique historical heritage.

The history of the Beaujolais region will lead you to follow in the footsteps of numerous Beaujolais Châteaux and historic Beaujolais residences.

 The Beaujolais vineyards lie between Lyon , with the Ain department to the east. The best way to discover them is to take the Beaujolais wine route.

Motorcycle and car tours

From the Maison des Monts d'Or, you can set off on a variety of tours, whether by motorcycle, sports car or vintage car.

You can discover the Monts d'Or, Monts du Lyonnais and Beaujolais to your heart's content. The Alps road is not far away.

For golf enthusiasts

Numerous golf courses are nearby for your enjoyment. Don't hesitate to contact the Golf du Beaujolais in Anse, the Golf de Mionnay or the Golf de la Tour de Salvagny, to name but a few.

Frequently asked questions

When to come to Lyon?

Lyon is rich in cultural and professional events. Throughout the year, you can take advantage of the many events on offer.

What to bring back from Lyon?

Lyon offers a wide range of local specialties, from tarts and brioche to pralines, brioche sausages and many other typical delicacies. We also offer a number of specialties for sale, such as quenelles, Lyon cushions and pralines, as well as bottles of wine to enjoy with friends.

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