La Croix Rousse is a walkable neighborhood that's popular for its restaurants and bars. In addition to its college atmosphere, the neighborhood has many charming qualities. Take in the natural beauty of the riverfront and parks—or broaden your horizons with some local theater. Book your hotel now and use La Croix Rousse as your home base for exploring the sights in and around Lyon.
Sightseeing around La Croix Rousse
The area's storied past is told through the monuments and historic sites, while local museums and theaters add a sense of refinement. Study the collections at Lyon Museum of Fine Arts, Lyon History Museum, or Gallo-Roman Museum. You can buy tickets to live performances at Guignol Theater, Lyon Opera, and Theatre des Celestins. Monuments like Metallic Tower, Notre Dame Basilica, and St. Jean Cathedral are well regarded. Learn about the local history at Maison des Canuts, Roman Theatres of Fourviere, and Place des Jacobins. Take a tour of campus around Claude Bernard University, University of Lyon II, or Claude Bernard University Lyon 1. Be sure to get some family photos at Quai de Bondy Vaporetto Stop, Quai Tilsit Vaporetto Stop, and Confluence Vaporetto Stop.
Popular activities in the area include shopping, swimming, and being pampered at a spa. You can take some time to enjoy the outdoors at Tete d'Or Park, Esplanade de Fourviere, and Ile Barbe. You won't be disappointed visiting other sights like Transbordeur, Part Dieu Mall, or Lyon Confluence Shopping Center.
A few of the most popular sights in the area include Terreaux Square, Bellecour Square, and Musee d'Art Contemporain. You can also head to Place de la Croix Rousse, Casino Lyon Pharaon, and Saint Martin d'Ainay Abbey.
Getting around La Croix Rousse
If you want to get around the city, Henon Station is the closest metro stop. Others nearby include Croix-Rousse Station and Croix Paquet Station.
The Lyon (LYS-Saint-Exupery) airport is 12.6 miles (20.3 km) from La Croix Rousse. You can also fly in and out of Saint-Etienne (EBU-Saint-Etienne - Loire Intl.), which is located 30.7 miles (49.4 km) away.