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The best things to do in Lyon

A large part of Lyon has been classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO since 1998, so it's no surprise that if you're wondering what to do in Lyon, you'll find a huge number of possibilities. Here there is an enormous artistic, historical, and cultural heritage, all of which is reflected in the city's beauty.

Within its protected areas there are four essential places to visit in Lyon. The first is Presqu'ile, which is currently the authentic city center. It is near Vieux Lyon, another of the stunning Lyon attractions. This is a medieval and Renaissance district, situated on the banks of the Saone, where you can take a look at the past of this historical city. The third on our list of unmissable things to see in Lyon is the Croix Rousse, a neighborhood on a hill which was once a center of the silk industry. Last but not least among the top attractions in Lyon is Fourvière, where you can see the Roman theater and the basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière.

For more cultural Lyon activities, there are several museums of great importance: the Museum of Fine Arts, Gadagne Museum, and the Lumiere Institute. If you've got any interest in history or art, you'll never find yourself searching for things to do in Lyon! The basilicas, churches, plazas, and parks provide even more stuff to do in Lyon.

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