A central location in Lyon

Hotel Le Dauphin is very convenient. It enjoys a central location in Lyon, in the heart of the peninsula and the second arrondissement. You can reach all the points of interest in the town easily, whether on foot, by bike, on a scooter or 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 every corner.

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 alleys, its vestiges of the medieval and Renaissance era.

Lose yourself 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 the Place du Gouvernement, the Place de la Baleine, the Hôtel Gadagne, the Place du Change, the Temple du Change, the Maison Thomassin and many others.

At the bend of an alley, you will come across a Bouchon Lyonnais, where you can eat regional and popular specialties, in a friendly atmosphere.

The Basilica of Fourvière

On foot, for the bravest among you, or using the funicular, go up to Fourvière. You will discover the famous Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière which dominates the whole city and a small square where it is pleasant to walk around. The Basilica is classified as a historic 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 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 essentials in Lyon

The city of Lyon is full of sites to discover. During your weekend getaway or vacation, take the time to explore the city. We advise you to pass by Place Bellecour, one of the emblems of the city, to stroll in the district of Croix-Rousse, to settle down on the quays of the Saône and the Rhône, to stroll in the Parc de la Tête d'Or, to escape to the Halles Paul Bocuse, to discover the traboules or to attend the Festival of Lights.

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.