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Solo Female Travel in Lyon

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Lyon

Lyon is a beautiful city in the south-east of France, located between the Rhone and Saone rivers. It is the third largest city in France and is known for its rich history, stunning architecture, and vibrant culture. The city is home to a number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière, the Roman theatre, and the old town. The city is known for its excellent cuisine, with a variety of restaurants offering traditional French dishes. There are also plenty of cultural attractions to explore, such as the Museum of Fine Arts, the Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Opera House. The city is also a great base for exploring the rest of the Rhone-Alpes region. There are plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy, such as hiking, cycling, and kayaking. The nearby Alps offer some of the best skiing in Europe, and the nearby towns of Annecy and Chamonix are great for exploring.

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Mayca

Mayca

Hello I am a very open minded person, love to talk and meet new people and cultures.
Eva

Eva

Hi ! My name is Eva 🦋 I’m a French student who live in Lyon. I love travelling and meet new people and culture. I speak fluent French and English. Keep learning Spanish ! I used to travel a lot, particularly in Australia where I lived for 2 years. I’ve got two cats at home which are the love of my life :) Excited to hear from you !
Magdalena

Magdalena

Hi! Born and raised in Poland but living in France for almost 15 years. I love to travel, discover other cultures and eat! I am an easy going person with a brain full of jokes. I like meeting knew people and listen to their stories. Simply love: animals, books, movies, rock music, long walks, nature and discovering cities. Yeah clubbing is fun, but have you ever tried silent disco? Me neither so let's do it!

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Laurie

Laurie

Can host for 3 days

Hi! I'm a thirty-year-old English freelance tutor, who used to backpack a lot when a student and misses it a little bit ;)
Myriam

Myriam

Can host for 3 days

Hey, I'm a Myriam, a french traveller! I have a lot of energy and will always wander around when I'm in a new place. So many things to see and live! :) I'm a big fan of urbex, so if you have any spot, I'd be super thrilled to visit them with you! Otherwise, I'm an easygoing weirdo. I often dress black, so people frequently assume that I'm a sad introvert, but in fact I'm just a concentrate dose of happiness and crankery (and mostly an extrovert) :p
Eva

Eva

Can host for 4 days

Hi ! My name is Eva 🦋 I’m a French student who live in Lyon. I love travelling and meet new people and culture. I speak fluent French and English. Keep learning Spanish ! I used to travel a lot, particularly in Australia where I lived for 2 years. I’ve got two cats at home which are the love of my life :) Excited to hear from you !

Experiences

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4.3 /5

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Things to do

5/5Exciting

Safety

4/5Safe

Food

5/5Delicious

Budget

3/5Moderate
May 21, 2022

Local experience

Unless you really love walking long way up: take the funicular from Vieux Lyon / Saint Jean to Fourviere. Walk to the church above the city, have a look inside the church for being huge and very golden inside. Enjoy the site seeing above the city from the left side of the Church, and from there go down into the garden. Straight down and down again. You will arrive back again in the old town where you can have a break for lunch or snack. Very famous but not that incredible: Ice creams from Nardone. The old city is cute but can be crowded… there you must see at least one “traboule” You can cross the river Saone and have a look at the famous painted walls (the giant library and the famous people from Lyon are pretty close to each other). Food: if you eat eggs and bacon: order a “salade lyonnaise” If you like sugar: buy a “Praluline” in a Pralus shop. Or try something flavour “praline”. Traditional dishes are almost only thing I don’t eat: based of beak stomack or so (Andouillette, tablier de sapeur). Except “quenelle” very neutral but not really a dish for summer!! Best restaurants won’t be in the old town, nor between the 2 rivers. I’d rather cross the Rhône, and next to it you should be able to find better places to eat. Safety: it is a quiet safe and lovely city. I would recommend to avoid “Les pentes de La Croix rousse” or “La Guillotiere”. Two areas that I love and used to live, but not the best place to hang out for a tourist. Fancy places to go out or have dinner can also be found in the lovely area next to beautiful “Gare des Brotteaux” (Don’t stay much in the gare de la Part Dieu either, not recommended either)

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is Lyon safe for solo female travellers?

Yes, Lyon is generally safe for solo female travelers. However, as with any city, it is important to take the usual precautions such as avoiding walking alone at night, being aware of your surroundings, and not carrying large amounts of cash.

Is Lyon good for solo female travellers?

Yes, Lyon is a great destination for solo female travelers. The city is generally safe and there are plenty of attractions and activities to keep you busy. There are also plenty of restaurants, cafes, and bars to explore, and the city is full of friendly locals who are happy to help out.

Is Lyon expensive for solo travellers?

Yes, Lyon can be expensive for solo travelers. The cost of accommodation, food, and transportation can add up quickly. However, there are ways to save money, such as staying in hostels or Airbnb apartments, eating at budget-friendly restaurants, and taking advantage of public transportation.

What to do in Lyon solo?

Explore the Old Town

Take a stroll through the cobblestone streets of Vieux Lyon, the city’s oldest district, and explore its many attractions, including the Cathedral of St. Jean, the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière, and the Traboules, a network of secret passageways.

Visit the Musée des Beaux-Arts

This museum houses an impressive collection of art from the Renaissance to the present day, including works by Monet, Renoir, and Picasso.

Take a Cruise on the Rhône

Enjoy the sights of Lyon from the water on a leisurely cruise along the Rhône River.

Shop at the Marché de la Croix-Rousse

This bustling market is the perfect place to pick up some local produce, souvenirs, and other items.

Enjoy the Nightlife

Lyon has a vibrant nightlife scene, with plenty of bars, clubs, and live music venues to explore.

Visit the Parc de la Tête d'Or

This sprawling park is the perfect place to relax and enjoy some fresh air.

Take a Cooking Class

Learn how to make some of Lyon’s famous dishes with a cooking class.

Visit the Musée des Confluences

This museum is dedicated to the history and culture of Lyon and the surrounding region.

Explore the Roman Ruins

Take a trip back in time and explore the ruins of the Roman amphitheater and other ancient sites.

Take a Day Trip

Lyon is surrounded by some beautiful countryside, so why not take a day trip to explore the nearby towns and villages?

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