Culture & Travel12 July 2021
Lyon, located in the southwest of France, has a significant reputation, especially as the capital of gastronomy. Lyon, which has different advantages as well as its rich culinary culture, is one of the must-visit places among European cities. There are so many things to see and experience in the city, which is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Here we will tell you about the beauties of this important city. Are you ready to hear great reasons to go to Lyon, the pearl of France? Then we set out together to get to know Lyon. Let's start.
Bouchon bistros, unique to Lyon, are the first places to be visited by those who want to have a pleasant time in the city and eat something delicious. The history of these small restaurants is linked to the industrial heritage of the city, especially silk weaving. This connection is due to the frequent visits of night shift workers to the bouchons. A warm plate of andouillette and a generous cervelle will make the canut workers as well as foreign visitors today happy. It will be great to try the flavors of Lyon in these beautiful ambiances unique to Lyon. These restaurants, which are mainly filled with meat products, are among the main reasons for you to go to Lyon. You should sit in at least one of these restaurants and try their specialties.
Lyon is where Frères Lumière first shot motion pictures. In addition to being the capital of gastronomy, it would not be wrong to say that Lyon is one of the birth points of cinema. On your way to the Lumière Institute, you can follow in the footsteps of the father of cinema and stop by his house. After getting your popcorn, you can reward yourself by watching a movie. You should also visit the Cinema Miniatures Museum here. After you fill your stomach with the city's good food, you will also feed your soul thanks to the cinema.
One of the indispensable stops of a Lyon trip is Parc de la Tête d'Or. Visitors can have a pleasant canoe tour in this area of 105 hectares, which includes a zoo and botanical gardens. Another legend that makes this place special is Hz. It is rumored that there is a golden bust of Jesus. Although it has not yet been found, the search for many treasure hunters continues.
The history of the Grand Theater, located on Fourvière Hill, dates back to BC. It is based on 15. This amphitheater, which has a deep-rooted history, is not only a favorite of Lyon. It is also the oldest amphitheater in all of France.
The city's architecture is a stunning mix of old and new. Although a relatively small city, Lyon is full of great old buildings, including many famous churches such as Saint-Nizier, Saint-Jean and Notre-Dame de Fourvière Basilica. This old world wonder is blended with a striking post-modern style that emphasizes the city's renewal. La Confluence, the confluence of Lyon's two rivers (Saône and Rhône), used to be an unpopular place before it became Europe's largest regeneration project. Now the home of the incredible Musée des Confluences, designed by Coop Himmelblau, it is also home to some other fascinating buildings such as the Orange Cube and Jakob + MacFarlane's Euronews buildings.
Lyon's restaurants offer meals worth the long trek. This statement is certainly not an exaggeration for the gastronomic capital of Lyon. Lyon has more restaurants per capita than any other city in France. Lyon is a world-renowned city for its gastronomy, and its rows are brimming with famous chefs. In this sense, the most striking name is the 'pope' of French cuisine, Paul Bocuse. The city has been praised for years for the high quality of its products and the prestige of its cuisine. Steps taken by top chefs are rooted in Lyon culture, with bouchons (traditional local restaurants) in abundance, especially in Presqu'île.