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  • Location:Lyon, France
  • Duration:1, 2 or 3 days

Lyon City Card

Maximize your time in the vibrant Lyon with a Lyon City Card, your passport for exploring the UNESCO World Heritage-listed wonders of the city. Explore esteemed museums at your own pace and receive free admission to 22 of Lyon’s most popular cultural institutions. Enjoy free guided tours and river cruises; purchase souvenirs in sophisticated shops at a discount; and see free concerts and puppet shows with your indispensable card. Select from either a 1-, 2- or 3-day pass and receive a free brochure and map-guide to the city when you collect your card. 

Highlights

  • Free admission to 22 top museums in and around Lyon
  • Unlimited public transport by bus, metro, tramway and funicular
  • Free guided tours and river cruises
  • Choose from 1, 2 or 3 consecutive day passes
  • Free concerts and puppet shows
  • Shopping discounts
  • Free brochure and map-guide to Lyon

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What You Can Expect

Lyon City Card

Lyon City Card

Collect your card from a central Leon location and begin enjoying the advantages of your Lyon City Card. Enjoy unlimited access to 22 of the city’s most prestigious museums, and embark on complimentary tours of the city by foot and boat (April to October). Use the city’s convenient public transport system as much as you like and receive discounts on items in selected shops. 

Please note: museum entry is restricted to one admission per museum per duration of the card. 

Please see the Itinerary section for a comprehensive list of attractions covered by the card. 

Itinerary

FREE ADMISSION TO MUSEUMS:
  • Fine Art Museum of Lyon
  • Gadagne Museum: History of Lyon and Puppets of the World
  • Contemporary Art Museum
  • Institute of Contemporary Art
  • Miniature and Cinema Museum
  • History of French Resistance and Deportation
  • Guignol Museum
  • Automobile Museum
  • Tony Garnier Urban Museum
  • Museum of Fabrics and Decorative Arts
  • Museum of St Romain en Gal
  • Museum of Gallo-Roman Civilization and Fourviere Archaeology
  • Fourviere Museum of Religious Art
  • Lumiere Museum
  • African Museum of Lyon
  • The Ampere and Electricity Museum
  • Dr Merieux Biological Sciences Museum
  • New! Musée des Confluences 
  • Lyon Printing Museum
  • Automation Museum
  • La Sucrière
  • L'Antiquaille (Espace Culturel du Christianisme a Lyon - Christian Cultural Center)
  • All museums allow one admission per museum per duration of the card
FREE GUIDED TOURS:
  • Guided walking tours with the Greater Lyon Tourist Office
  • Audio-guided tours with a map to wander freely and at your own leisure
  • Maison des Canuts Silk Workshop
  • Unusual guided tour on the rooftops of Fourviere Basilica (April to November)
DISCOUNTS ON SHOWS:
  • Lyon National Opera
  • Célestins, Théâtre de Lyon
  • New Generation Theatre
  • Le Carré 30 Theatre
  • National Popular Theatre
  • Maison de la danse
  • Complexe du rire
  • Espace Gerson
  • Improvidence Theatre
  • Comédie ODEON
  • Celestins Theatre

OTHER:

  • 10% discount on Segway Tours
  • 20% discount on Lyon bike tours (e-bike tours with wine tasting)
UNLIMITED USE ON BUS, METRO, TRAMWAY AND FUNICULAR!

Customer Reviews

Gloria B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

So glad we purchased the Lyon city card. Getting around Lyon was easy and everyone was very helpful.

Robert G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Enjoyed two museums and the transit parts of the Lyon card. I think it paid for itself in one day!

Luke B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

The City Card was wonderful. It got us into a lot of places and allowed us on all public transportation (rail/buses) for free.

K J D J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

Great purchase. maps and information helped a lot. access to attractions n free transport saved lots!

Victor B Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

City card was a great value for touring

Gertrude P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2013

Having the card saved to,e and money. There was no waiting to get in places. Using the metro was streamlined tremendously. Everyone who goes to visit Lyon should get o e!

Gregory B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2012

We purchased the 3-day pass. Over the course of the three days we visited only half a dozen of the included attractions, but combined with the transport pass, we still got good value out of the Lyon City Card. What purchasing the card did for us was give us lots of information about Lyon and lots of options so that we could tailor our sightseeing to our interests. It also encouraged us to go to a couple of attractions that, if we had to pay specifically for that attraction, we may not have gone but as it was included in the price of the Card, we went along.
We would certainly recommend the Lyon City Card.

azraiasari

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2011

superb. it'll be great if we can get refund for public transport (which is covered in the card) that we spend to get the card in the Tourism Office

Nitia D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2011

We went there for a day trip during our visit to Switzerland. Great value and the cruise was very informative.

Joanne R USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2010

Completely satisfied with the Lyon Card. The Tourist office was helpful and made the trip great! Prompt efficient service.
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