We have selected some ideas for romantic outings to enjoy Lyon with your soulmate wether it is on Valentine’s Day or not. 😉
1 – Have a drink in the skies of Lyon
With its height of 165 centimeters, the ‘Pencil’ has been dominating Lyon for a long time. Then, a new higher building named ‘In city’ has been created. Nowadays, in the landscapes of the city, the ‘Pencil’ remains a well-known mark. Have you ever climbed to the 32nd floor? Up there, there is the ‘Celest‘ restaurant from where you will see a breathtaking panorama. Now, let’s put aside the gastronomic restaurant to move toward the cocktail bar. It is held by a mixologist, and you can sample excellent cocktails having your head in the clouds and Lyon under your feet.
2 – An odyssey to ‘Confluence’ district
Going to ‘Confluence’ district might be a real journey. Let’s start by taking the ‘Vaporetto’: everyday, this little electric boat makes the connexion between the dock of the new district and the rest of the city, it includes stops in the Old Lyon and at ‘Place Bellecour’. Thus, you will start your trip by a river cruise.
After the landing, (in front of the mall, you may be tempted by a little shopping…). Let’s go to the south end of the peninsula by following the bank of Saône River. You will enjoy the surprising and unconventional architecture along this old and redesigned commercial port. After passing through the sugar factory and the gardens, you will arrive to ‘Musée des Confluences’. It contains exotic collections and temporary exhibitions that are as strange as its shape of alien ship at the prow of the city center of Lyon.
3 – A frivolous tour in the streets of the city-center
The Cybele’s company proposes an unexpected tour of the kinky secrets of Lyon. Let you guide by the comedians who will tell you the history of love in Lyon through time… From ‘Place des Terreaux’ to ‘Place Bellecour’ you will discover the customs and traditions of that time about things which are not written in history books. This is a funny tour without vulgarity, nevertheless it is only for adults. 😉
4 – Ok, let’s go to a restaurant. But, only with cheese!
Here is an outing only for well-established couples, because kisses might be disturbed. On the schedule, there isn’t any ‘bouchon’ or fusion cuisine because we are talking about cheese, in other words, the cream of the crop!
The restaurant ‘L’instant fromage’ sets the tone ! Platter of cold cuts, selection of cheeses to taste accompanied by dry fruits or jam according to what you like… A delight for cheese lovers. It is still better when it’s shared in good company!
5 – A panoramic tour on the two hills of Lyon
Jump on an electric bike and go to the summits of Lyon. The two hills of the city will offer you their best panoramas. From ancient ruins to the ‘Fourviere’ basilica, and passing through the slopes of the ‘Croix-Rousse’ district, you will be amazed by this two-hours effortless tour. Above the roofs, you will discover the 2000 years of the history of Lyon. This delight for eyes is easily accessible thanks to our electric power assisted bicycles and to our benevolent guides.