A charming French town
Designated as a UNESCO world heritage site since 1998 and ex-capital of Gauls, the town is a reflection of 2,000 years of history. Its exceptional heritage is the fruit of the following leading contemporary architects: Renzo Piano, Jean Nouvel, Santiago Calatrava, Coop Himmelb(l)au.
The Lyon metropolis is impressive with its incredible momentum and its countless activities: museums, festivals, shopping, theatre, opera, monuments, cinemas, parks... More than 21,000 cultural and artistic events feature in Lyon’s calendar: Fête des Lumie res (festival of lights), Biennale de la Danse (dance biennial), Nuits sonores, Biennale d’art contemporain (contemporary art biennial), Les Nuits de Fourvière (Fourvière Nights)...
The town can also boast its gastronomy with Paul Bocuse, its 15 Michelin-starred restaurants, the future City of Gastronomy, and 4,000 restaurants: it goes without saying that Lyon’s reputation as global capital for gastronomy is now well-established.
With the reconstruction of the Rhône and Saône riverbanks for leisurely strolls and recreation, the success of the Vélo’V (self-service bike hire) and the equivalent service for cars, Parc de la Tête d’Or, an idyllic park in the center of town and the complete overhaul of the Confluence sector... Lyon offers superb residential conditions for all.
SOFITEL LYON BELLECOUR
Sofitel Lyon Bellecour is ideally situated in the center of Lyon. On the banks of the Rhône, close to the place Bellecour and to Old Lyon, classified in the world heritage of the UNESCO, this design hotel 5 stars with an elegant decoration around the silk, redrawing the history of Lyon, is surrounded with shops, museums and monuments.
His restaurant in the last floor, proposes one most panoramic beautiful views on the city and the Rhône.