Explore the rich history of Lyon
Founded by the Romans in the 1st century B.C., this charming city has played an important role in the development of Europe. Many of the city’s important architectural and historical monuments are designated UNESCO World Heritage sites. Today, you can stroll through the multitude of curved streets that form Vieux Lyon. The old town sits at the base of Fourvière Hill, which you can hike or drive to the top of, in order to see the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière.
Across the river and closer to the Radisson Blu Hotel in Lyon is the Place des Jacobins. Built in 1556, this square showcase some of the city’s more elaborate architecture. For those looking to escape the city, Lyon’s comprehensive public transportation system makes it easy to visit some of the parks north of the city, like the Parc Blandan. The trams and roadways also connect visitors to popular Musée des Confluences and Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon. Major transport options, like the Part-Dieu train station or the shuttle to the international airport are located just meters away from the hotel.
Enjoy prime shopping and entertainment in the city centerSituated in the city center, the hotel’s location gives you quick access to Lyon’s attractions, whether you’re interested in shopping, cuisine, culture or history. Take a short walk to La Part-Dieu, the biggest downtown shopping complex in Europe. Here you can browse through French and international label stores as well as check out the Tour Oxygène extension, also within walking distance. At les Halles de Lyon - Paul Bocuse, you can find delicious gourmet foods from 50 different merchants.
- La Part-Dieu shopping mall - 100 m. Located across the hotel, this shopping mall is one of Lyon’s premier retail centers.
- Les Halles de Lyon - Paul Bocuse - 200 m. From cheeses to macarons, this open-air market has a wide selection of the finest culinary treats.
- Gare TGV - 300 m. This railway connects visitors to Paris and much of the Rhône region
- Tour Oxygène - 300 m. This skyscraper contains a shopping center as well as many of Lyon’s corporate offices.
- Théâtre Tête d'Or – 1 km. This romantic theater hosts shows and productions in French.
- Rue Victor-Hugo - 2 km. Filled with shops and eateries, this pedestrian street connects Place Bellecour to the Place Carnot
- Tête d’Or parc - 2 km. This 117-hectacre park features a lake, botanical garden and free zoo.
- Théâtre des Célestins – 2 km. A stunning example of architecture, this theater is a part of the Place des Célestins and was inaugurated in 1877.
- Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon – 2 km. Regarded as a mini Louvre, this fine art museum houses collections that range from ancient Egyptian sculptures to modern paintings.
- Parc Blandan – 2 km. With a playground that resembles a modern art installation, this park is a fun destination for the whole family.
- Place de Terraux – 2 km. This square at the foot of La Croix-Rousse is part of the area classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site in Lyon.
- Église Saint-Georges – 2 km. At the southern end of Vieux Lyon, you can find the current church, which was built in 1845 and is an example of neo-gothic style architecture from architect Pierre Bossan.
- Musée d'art contemporain de Lyon - 3 km. This contemporary art museum has a 1,200-piece collection that is displayed across three floors of exhibition space.
- Vieux Lyon - 3 km. Many of Lyon’s historic building such as Cathédrale Saint Jean-Baptiste (Lyon Cathedral) and the Traboules du Vieux-Lyon can be found here.
- Le Nombril du Monde – 3 km. This famous French theater transports audiences with delightful comedies and theatrical productions.
- Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière - 4 km. Atop Fourvière Hill, this basilica has an unobstructed view of the city and is one of the most iconic structures in Lyon.
- AviaSim – 4 km. Ever wanted to try to fly a plane? Sit in the pilot’s seat as you command an Airbus A320 on its journey from an airport of your choosing in this flight simulator.
- Musée des Confluences – 5 km. With around 2,000 objects, including a 1,000-year-old mummy, this museum explores the evolution and origins of mankind.
- La Demeure du Chaos – 11 km. This artistic space is a collage of works put together by the sculpture Thierry Ehrmann in a suburb north of Lyon.
- Lumières Stadium - 18 km. Catch one of Olympique Lyonnais football matches at this 59,186 seat-stadium while in town.