Rhône-Alpes Points of Interest and Places to Visit


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Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière

A gleaming retro-Byzantine confection of Roman columns and religious iconography, the Basilique Notre Dame de Fourvière is visible, by design, from ...  Read more

Old Lyon (Vieux Lyon)

At the foot of Fourviére Hill, the historical streets of Old Lyon (Vieux Lyon) offer a welcome change of pace from the modern city across the river. With ...  Read more

Place Bellecour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 73 Reviews

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 ...  Read more


5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Centered around the 254-meter hill of the same name, the Croix-Rousse district was the heart of Lyon’s 18th-century silk industry, with the influx of workers ...  Read more

Chamonix Amusement Park (Parc de loisirs de Chamonix)

4.5 star rating: Recommended 175 Reviews

Chamonix’s Amusement Park is open year-round and is a great place for families, friends and groups to enjoy themselves. The 4-season 1300-meters long Alpine ...  Read more

Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art (Musée d'art Contemporain de Lyon)

4.5 star rating: Recommended 33 Reviews

Based in the Cité Internationale district by the river Rhône, Lyon’s Museum of Modern Art (Musée d'Art Contemporain de Lyon) showcases ...  Read more

Lyon Opera (Opéra National de Lyon)

4.5 star rating: Recommended 33 Reviews

More than just an events venue, the Opera Nouvel is an architectural achievement. The original arcades of the original 1756 edifice remain, but it is the ...  Read more

Lyon Museum of Fine Arts (Musée des Beaux Arts de Lyon)

4.5 star rating: Recommended 8 Reviews

Lyon's elegant Museum of Fine Art (Musee des Beaux Arts) is housed in a 17th-century palace that was designed for the Royal Abbess of the Dames de Saint Pierre ...  Read more

Maison du Salève

Perched in the shadow of Mount Salève, the Maison du Saleve is an 18th century farmhouse dedicated to showcasing the relationship between man and ...  Read more


With a prime position in the foothills of the mighty Mont Blanc and with access to some of the best ski terrain in the French Alps, Megève is one of ...  Read more

Aiguille du Midi Cable Car

Soaring up the rocky peak of Aiguille du Midi at 12,605 feet (3,842 meters), the Aiguille du Midi Cable Car is one of the highest in Europe. Setting out from ...  Read more

Alpine Museum (Le Musee Alpin)

Chamonix’s Alpine Museum is housed in a former Palace dating back to the early 20th century and highlights the development of the city’s tourism, back from ...  Read more

Ancient Theatre of Fourvière (Theatre Romains de Fourvière)

The oldest Roman theater in France, Lyon’s Ancient Theatre of Fourvière was built under the orders of Augustus and expanded in Hadrian’s time. Completed ...  Read more

Bossons Glacier (Glacier des Bossons)

Located in the Mont Blanc massif in the French Alps, the Bossons Glacier has the largest altitudinal drop of all the alpine glaciers in Europe and is one of ...  Read more

Célestins Theatre (Théâtre des Célestins)

Lyon’s Théâtre des Célestins (Théâtre de Lyon) is as famous for its design as it is for its theater program, which showcases ...  Read more

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