A romantic weekend in Lyon

  • Juliette Bassine


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Are you visiting the city of lights with your partner? Would you like to surprise them with your “I love you”? We have selected the best things for couples to do in Lyon!

Must-do’s in Lyon

Lose yourself in the Traboules

If you’re spending a romantic weekend in Lyon, you have to visit the mythical traboules. These ancient little passages, or connecting alleys, allow you to go from one street to the other through courtyards and buildings. It’s a curious and charming architectural invention.

“I love you” in Fourvière

Another memorable location in Lyon is la Fourvière. Head up there at sunset, because viewing night fall over the city of lights alone is worth the trip to Lyon. Climb the Fourvière hill, admire the homonymous basilica and use the twilight to declare your love and admire the sparkling city.

Share romantic moments by the water.

Stroll along the Saône

Enjoy one of the most beautiful walks in Lyon along the Saône river. Stroll along the riverbanks. With their parks, water gardens, meadows and even beaches, you will definitely be content! Our favourite? The view of the city is superb…

Share your love on a barge

Float down the river on a barge. There are plenty of boats allowing you to discover Lyon from the Saône. The river brings the city to life at all times of day, so why not dine or enjoy a drink on one of the floating bars.

Kissing a girl on l’Ile Barbe

Thought to be one of the most romantic spots in Lyon, l’Ile Barbe is a place where time stops. It’s ideal for walking hand in hand, you just have to cross a small bridge on the Saône to get there. Share an intimate kiss in this intimate village in the city.

Ile Barbe, Lyon, Rhône Alpes.

For food lovers

Embark on a tasting session in the City of Chocolate

Food connoisseurs and chocolate lovers mustn’t miss out on the City of Chocolate. There’s no messing about, the visit starts with a tasting session! Then learn about the chocolate manufacturing process from start to finish; videos and interesting stories are included. You could even give your loved one a box of delicacies at the end of your visit...

Dine at Trolley des Lumières

When night falls, turn the clock back to… the Belle Époque and Lyon’s most iconic neighbourhoods! Board the Place Bellecour “restaurant car”, and let it guide you through the city of lights, while enjoying a dinner prepared by Chef Loïc Boyer, who revisits the traditional recipes of local grandmothers. There is plenty for your eyes and taste buds at the Trolley des Lumières!

Le Trolley des Lumières, Lyon, Rhône Alpes.

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