Daily Life

Lyon is an old city with a young population and a thriving city center. The transit system is superb but exploring the city on foot is a great way to travel. Like Paris, Lyon is rich in history, fashion, and art, but it is less expensive, more relaxed and friendly, and it offers superb access to the Mediterranean and most of Europe.

Lyon’s Two Rivers
View our video introduction to the two rivers that define Lyon and read on about the city and its two rivers (continue)

Explore Lyon’s Traboulestraboule symbol
Leave the sidewalk and follow the sheltered passages, courtyards, and stairways of the area’s traboules. These varied, old pedestrian walkways make Lyon’s historic neighborhoods personal and a little mysterious. (continue)