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Begin at the Parc de la tête d’or, Lyon’s biggest park. Covering 117 hectares of land, explore the greenery on foot. When you need a break, take a rest at the lake inside the park. Afterwards, stop by Vieux Lyon, the renaissance district of the city, a UNESCO world heritage site. While on your walk, don’t forget to look up! There are murals, art and various exhibitions everywhere: look out for ‘la fresque des Lyonnais’ an 800m2 mural of notable people from Lyon’s history.
In the Vieux Lyon, venture into the ‘Traboules’, renaissance era pedestrian passageways that connect the city. Take a funicular to the Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière, a 19th century cathedral on top of a hill. Visit the Théâtre antique de Fourvière, remains of a Roman amphitheatre constructed in the year 1 B.C, which today are the site for the Nuits de Fourvière music festival. Continue your day trip with a visit to the Musée des beaux-arts de Lyon, the home of over 6 centuries of art.
If you are looking for the best places to eat in Lyon, you will have plenty of options. Whether you choose one of the ‘bouchons lyonnais’ or go to the ‘Halles de Lyon Paul Boucouse’ , a fresh selection of local specialties awaits. Only a 2 hour ride from Paris, Lyon makes for a wonderful destination for a day trip, or a weekend break. For more alternative ideas of how to spend the day in Lyon, search the Culturius website for the best kept secrets on the entertainment scene.