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Lyon

Points of interest

Ideally located in France and in Europe, at the confluence of two rivers – the Rhône and the Saône-Lyon boasts architectural, cultural and gastronomic treasures and many other attractions.


Run In Lyon will allow you to discover “the places to be” in the capital of the Gauls:

  • The Parc de la Tête d’Or, through which the Marathon will pass, whose design was based on landscaped gardens. It features a 16-hectare lake which draws it water from an arm of the Rhône, as well as zoological gardens and a botanical garden. Discover the opening times here..
  • The Parc de Gerland is ideal for leisure activities, sport and discovering the local fauna. It is made up of a huge playground, a promenade, family gardens, a skatepark and an artificial misting system. Discover the opening times here.
  • The Halles de Lyon : it’s impossible to visit Lyon without a trip to Paul Bocuse! The Halles de Lyon, an institution set in an emblematic location in Lyon and France, invite you on a gastronomic journey that will turn your taste buds upside down.
    More information here.
  • The Opéra National de Lyon: renowned for its stunning architecture, this opera house, rebuilt in 1993 by Jean Nouvel, is part of the city's international heritage. More info here. Discover the programme here.
  • The Musée des Confluences : at the confluence of the Rhone and the Saone rivers, the Musée des Confluences stands out for its remarkable architecture. This museum of natural and social history offers a complete collection based around 4 themes that retrace the history of the world and of mankind. Find out more here.