A central location in Lyon

The Hôtel du Dauphin enjoys an ideal location for those who want to stroll, work or visit Lyon, the capital of Gaul

We benefit from a central location in the heart of the peninsula, 100 m from Place Bellecour. You can reach all the points of interest in the town easily, whether on walk, by bike, by scooteror by public transport.

Our team knows the city and its surroundings perfectly. We will give you valuable tourist tips that will allow you to explore the city in its every nook and cranny.

Old Lyon and the Bouchons Lyonnais

Partly pedestrian, Old Lyon can be visited and appreciated on foot. You will be able to better discover its pretty facades, its charming streets, its remains from the medieval and Renaissance times. 

Get lost in the streets of Old Lyon, you will appreciate all its wonders: the Saint-Jean Cathedral, the Place Saint-Jean, the Maison des Avocats, the Maison du Crible, the traboule of Place du Government, the Place de la Baleine and many more others.

At the bend of an alley, you will come across a Bouchon Lyonnais, where you eat regional and popular specialties, in a friendly atmosphere. Here, we recommend Daniel and Denise by chef Joseph Viola, best worker in France. 

The Basilica of Fourvière

On foot, for the bravest among you, or using the funicular, go up to Fourvière. There you will discover the famous Notre-Dame de Fourvière Basilica which dominates the entire city and a square where it is pleasant to stroll. The Basilica is classified as a historical monument and is part of the Lyon site listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This symbol of the city of Lyon can be visited. You will be captivated by the stained glass windows, the mosaics, the eight chapels, the staircase of wisdom and by the altar

The museums of Lyon

Lyon is famous for hosting many museums. From our hotel near Old Lyon and Fourvière, you can reach many museums on foot or by public transport: Museum of Illusion (an innovative and mysterious experience), Museum of Confluences (exceptional architecture and delightful exhibitions) , Museum of Contemporary Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of Printing and Graphic Communication (the history of printing, books, publishing, design and image), Museum des Tissus (masterpieces of Lyon's textile heritage) and many others.

The must-sees in Lyon

During yourweekend getaway or your vacation, take the time to explore the city. We advise you to pass by the Place Bellecour, one of the emblems of the city, to stroll through the Croix-Rousse district, to settle down on the Croix-Rousse district. Quays of the Saône and Rhône, to stroll in the Parc de la Tête d'Or, to discover the traboulesor to attend the Festival of Lights

The tourist office is located 100m from the establishment as well as the departures of the Tour buses. For a relaxing moment, we also recommend cruises on the Saône or the Rhône with Bateaux Lyonnais ( You will have the opportunity to choose a walk or dinner or lunch cruise to combine culture and gastronomy.

Our good addresses

To eat well, to have a drink with friends or to leave with a culinary souvenir of the region, discover these few addresses that we particularly like:

Bouchons Lyonnais: Chabert et Fils, Chez Thomas, Café des Fédérations, Chez Mounier and Le Jura

Gourmet restaurants: Pierre Orsi , Léon de Lyon and Paul Bocuse

Artisans: C. Reyon (caterer), La Mère Richard (cheese factory) and Bernachon (chocolate factory)

Cafés: Grand Café des Négociants and Bistrot des Arts

Getting around in Lyon

Metro: Lines A and D – Station “Bellecour” - Exit “Rue Victor Hugo”.

Bus: “Bellecour” and “Charité” stations.

From Part Dieu SNCF station: Line B, direction “Stade de Gerland”, stop “Saxe Gambetta”, correspondence, Line D, direction “Gare de Vaise”, stop “Bellecour”.

From the SNCF Perrache station: Line A, direction “Laurent Bonnevay”, stop “Bellecour”.

Three taxi ranks two and four minutes from the hotel.

To find out more, you can go to the reception or visit the Lyon public transport website: TCL.