Visit Vieux Lyon - A visit to Old Lyon is a must for visitors. Located in the 5th arrondissement, Vieux Lyon is one of Europe’s largest, surviving Renaissance neighbourhoods. Divided into three sections - Saint Jean, Saint Paul and Saint Georges - the area is bursting with heritage sites and historic secrets.

Visit Musée des Confluences - This visionary structure is one of Lyon’s newest attractions, having only opened its doors in late 2014. In this short amount of time, the science center and anthropology museum has already received more than 300,000 curious visitors.

Go to a Wine Bar - Surrounded by a wide selection of French vineyards (including Beaujolais, Burgundy, Rhône Valley) within a two-hour vicinity, it’s no surprise that Lyon has some of the best wine bars in the country. Be sure to drop by these establishments and savour a glass or two - Georges Five, Goudyvins and La Cave des Voyageurs.

Sample the best of Lyon’s bouchons - Having started out as an establishment that serves food to the working class, bouchons have since become synonymous to Lyon’s food scene. Known for their hearty portions and traditional dishes (such as salads lyonnaise, saucisson chaud, andouillette and gratin dauphinois), it is one dining experience that all visitors should experience at least once.