STAY IN Apartment Hotels near Vieux Lyon
Lyon is the epitome of riverside sophistication and Vieux Lyon is no exception. The Lyon old town covers a 424-hectare area lying at the foot of the Fourvière hill, in a Renaissance neighbourhood. There are three distinct sections: Saint-Jean, Saint-Paul and Saint-Georges, all of which offer different experiences.
For a history fix, visit Saint-Jean for a glimpse into old Lyon life. The Cathedral of Saint-Jean is a perfect example of Gothic architecture and the Manécanterie adjoining the cathedral now houses a museum that’s home to the majority of the cathedral’s treasures. The Saint-Paul church with its Romanesque lantern tower and its spectacular spire mark the section’s northern extremity and the Saint-George is ideal for ambling through the first traboules ever built.