Lyon sits on the banks of the Rhone and Saone rivers. It is known for its cuisine and gastronomy and historical and architectural landmarks and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
SOFITEL LYON BELLCOUR
The Sofitel Lyon is situated perfectly on the banks of the Rhone and is within walking distance of everything you would want to see and all the places you would want to visit.
Jacques Bourgugnon, General Manager, and his management team and staff helped make our stay so very enjoyable.
We enjoyed our daily gastronomic buffet breakfast in the elegant Trois Dome dining room, overlooking the Rhone.
Le Melhor bar
Our Suite Bellcour
Views to the Rhone from our suite
A pleasant walk along the Rhone.
The city center lies between the Rhone and the Saone rivers.
The Saone River flows between Lyon city center and the Old Quarter.
One the west bank of the river Saone, the restored Old Quarter of Lyon is an atmospheric warren of cobbled streets, covered passageways, a multitude of restaurants and chic designer stores. It is also the site of the Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourviere and the Roman ruins.
BASILIQUE NOTRE-DAME DE FOURVIERE
Reached by funicular, this symbol of Lyon provides the best views of the city.
Just a short walk from the Basilique Notre-Dame are the remains of a Roman amphitheater, built in 15 BC to seat 30,000 spectators. It is still used today for performances.
It is also the site of the Roman city of Lugdunum, the commercial and military capital of Gaul, founded by Julius Caesar in 44 BC.