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Place Bellecour

At the heart of Lyon is Place Bellecour, an enormous, unbroken brick expanse (the third largest square in France) sprawled between the Saône and the Rhône Rivers. These are echoed by two sculptures, named for the waterways, that flank a famed statue of Louis the X1V, on horseback.

The Sun King, in 1708, took this former vineyard, army barracks, and private gardens, and developed it into a public square. His architects framed the space with elegant facades, and it has since hosted public events and, more recently, an iconic Ferris wheel.

The shadeless plaza is surrounded by excellent eateries and cool cafés - Lyon is, after all, the Gastronomic Capital of France - w here you'll find respite on steamy summer afternoons.

Practical Info

Place Bellecour is the "Beautiful Heart" of Lyon, and marks kilometer 0, from which all distances are measured. It is served by Metro Lines A and D, which cross at the Bellecour stop.

Tours & Tickets

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Lyon Electric Bike Tour with Food Tasting

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 24 Reviews

Visit top Lyon attractions and get a taste of France’s culinary capital on this electric bike tour, a nearly effortless way to sightsee. Exploring Lyon’s ...  Read more

Location: Lyon, France
Duration: Varies

From USD $57.07

Lyon Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 53 Reviews

Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Lyon on a hop-on hop-off tour! Sightsee at your own pace aboard an open-top, double-decker bus. You can hop on and ...  Read more

Location: Lyon, France
Duration: Varies

From USD $21.69

Lyon by Night: Electric Bike Tour with Food Tasting

Watch the streets of Lyon come alive at night on this 3-hour tour by electric bike; a fun, effortless way to sightsee. Spin through the UNESCO World ...  Read more

Location: Lyon, France
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $68.49

Gourmet Electric Bike Tour of Lyon

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Travel the city in style and enjoy a taste of France’s culinary capital on this 4-hour gourmet electric bike tour of Lyon. Spin through Lyon effortlessly by ...  Read more

Location: Lyon, France
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $102.73

1.5-Hour Small-Group Lyon Historical Tour by Segway

See the best of Lyon and travel along the Rhône and the Saône Rivers' embankment to the Peninsula and the old town (Vieux-Lyon) on this wonderful ...  Read more

Location: Lyon, France
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $47.94

1.5-Hour Small-Group Electric Bike Tour in Lyon

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Reviews

This tour allows you to discover the city in just 1.5 hours! From Vieux Lyon (the old town) through the Tête d'Or park and the banks of the Rhône, ...  Read more

Location: Lyon, France
Duration: 78 minutes (approx.)

From USD $34.24

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