Things to do
Cultural visits, or walks on land or on the water, choose you own way to visit !
The Phenix Hotel offers you a wonderful advantage: enjoy its ideal geographical situation, in the heart of the city center of Lyon, in the Old Lyon, on the edges of the Saône.
Here you will have a very wide choice to discover Lyon and its region, museums close to the Phenix Hotel as the Museum of the Fine Arts, the numerous historic monuments as the Basilique of Fourvière in 5 minutes on foot also, the magic district of Croix-Rousse and its famous painted walls, bike rides along the quays of the Rhône and the Saône, or on foot in the traboules of the old town, or still by boat with Vaporetto (landing stage in front of the hotel).
The city center, the Place Bellecour and the Place of Terreaux also offer a wide choice for the lovers of the shopping !
Here are some ideas….
Along the river…
Guaranteed magic ! With the boats of Navig’inter, enjoy a commented walk along the river Saône, or a dinner cruise on the rivers Rhône or the Saône. Boarding 5 minutes on foot from the hotel. Navig’inter website. Enjoy too the VAPORETTO, little boat which joins our hotel and new district of Confluence, pole of museums and shopping (Musée des Confluences).
Museums at hand
Museum of the Printing office (1 subway station), Museum of Automatons (5 min. on foot), Museum of the Decorative Arts (2 subway stations), Museum of Fabrics Tissues (2 subway stations), Museum of the Fine Arts (School of Fine Arts) (5 min. on foot), Museum of Miniatures (5 min. on foot), Gallo-Roman Museum of Fourvière (5 min. in funicular), Gadagne Museum (5 min. on foot).
By the Office Tourism of Lyon : themes “ Old Lyon and its traboules “, “ Croix-Rousse and painting walls “, “ alive Silk trade “, “ House of the Silk workers ”, “ Lyon left bank ”,” Of Fourvière in Old Lyon ”.
Visit the website l’Office de Tourisme
A pleasant walk on the banks of the Saône to stroll on the famous markets of Lyon. The MARKET SAINT-ANTOINE (every day) where you will find a wide selection of products, but also THE MARKET OF The CREATION (on Sunday 8h-13h) where expose 150 artists : sculptors, painters…
Walks on the land
By bus, on foot, in bike : follow the banks of the Saône to bike, up to the “Ile Barbe” and its little “guinguettes” or visit the peninsula, with “Velov” (Velv station 50 meters away from the hotel). Also take advantage of the Autotour of the “Grand Lyon” to visit the city from upper heights ! Or stroll simply on foot in the old town, towards the Cathedral St Jean or Fourvière, according to alleys and traboules of Old Lyon !- also the LYON CITY TRAM !
Walk in the old town, from St Jean Cathedral to Fourvière Basilique, through the traboules of Old Lyon !
Discover churches around the hotel…
Enter the history books silk manufacturers of Lyon at the heart of Croix-Rousse!
Push the door of the shops of Old Lyon, sit at the table in a cork of Lyon…. Finish by a little shopping in Presqu’île district !
Culture and relaxation, welcome to Lyon !