Lyon is a beautiful, historic city full of character. Famous for it's wonderful food, Lyon will make for the perfect gastronomic holiday destination. British Airways' hotels in the city range from 2-5*, and offer breakfast with your board. All our hotels in Lyon are close to the city's main tourist attractions.
We recommend stepping out of one of our hotels for a visit to the majestic Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste. This 12th century gothic building has some exquisite stained glass windows to admire.
Stay in one of our hotels close to 'Old Lyon'. This riverbank area is second only to Venice as the largest Renaissance area in Europe. Elegant period buildings line colourful, narrow cobblestoned streets. Bring your camera here, you'll see some stunning sights.
A short walk from our hotels in Lyon is the panoramic viewpoint at Place de Fourviere. You'll have the best views of the city from here and you can even see Mont Blanc on a clear day. There is a furnicular railway up to the viewpoint from Vieux Lyon metro station.
If you're out for the evening from one of our hotels in Lyon, head over to the Place de Terreaux. This huge public square is popular in summer, and has an ornate 19th century fountain. It provides a great social gathering place, full of cafes and bars from where you can watch the world go by.
Avid shoppers will be pleased to hear that Lyon has some great shopping also. Staff in our hotels can direct you to the best retail districts. Rue de la Republique is a good place to start, with its department stores and boutiques.
Famous for superb food and eating out, Lyon is known as the capital of French gastronomy. A huge choice of different cuisines can be found here, but we particularly love the 'bouchons' - traditional Lyon restaurants. Some of the best bouchons can be found on Presqu ile.
Other local specialities include a wide range of fish and seafood, and the famous Beajolais wine. Plenty of other restaurants have menus reflecting African, Spanish and even English influences. You will have a huge choice of what to eat - no matter which of our hotels in Lyon you choose to stay in.