Holidays or travels? Live as an inhabitant at the heart of LYON! Full center, MERCIERE's street, pedestrian street animated with its many restaurants, terrace and near the quai St Antoine, come to discover our appartement, 40m2, 4 sleepings accommodation, fully equipped. It is situated in the 2nd stage (without elevator). Ideally situated to discover LYON, its architecture, its culture, its gastronomy and all the places of leisure activities and tourism: the Opera, Museum, ...
MERCIERE's street : The place to Be !
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What to Do and See
Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon
This museum is regarded as one of the most important in Europe. Ancient Egyptian antiquities; the second largest collection of coins and medals in France; and a variety of paintings from the 14th to 20th century, including works by Matisse, Picasso, and Rouault, are just some of the things to look forward to seeing. Before you peruse all the masterpieces, take some time to relax in the serene and beautiful garden, where you can hide under the shade of towering trees and marvel at a couple of original bronze sculptures by Auguste Rodin.
Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière
Perched up on the hill that it’s named after, the imposing basilica can be seen from just about any vantage point in the city. Honoring the Virgin Mary, it’s most certainly worth visiting for a close-up look at its Romanesque and Byzantine architecture, as well as the beautiful mosaics and stained glass inside.
L’Atelier de Soierie
Tucked away in a side street near the Museum of Fine Arts and City Hall is this family-owned silk workshop. The last of its kind in France to do silk-screen printing by hand, it also has incredibly intricate block prints, the oldest being around 150 years old. It even works with one of Hermès’s firms to help set and treat the colors on the label’s silk. Stop in to take a look at the process and perhaps even pick up a few scarves while you’re at it.
Film lovers won’t want to miss out on Institut Lumière, a museum that pays homage to brothers Auguste and Louis Lumière, the inventors of the cinematograph. In addition to learning more about the device, you can watch a classic. Keep an eye out for the museum’s special events, such as cine-concerts, where silent films are paired with live music.
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Where to Eat
Le Café du Peintre
Though it’s a little more out of the way than most other places, don’t let Le Café du Peintre’s location deter you from going; otherwise you’ll be missing out on quality food. Some may argue that owner Florence Périer’s quenelle is the finest in the city, but if you see a dish consisting of braised beef and carrots on the miniature chalkboard menu that gets passed around from table to table, it’s the perfect entrée for anyone looking for some homey comfort food. And on Thursday and Friday head right next door to its adjoining bistro, Le P’tit Peintre, which turns into a wine bar on both evenings.
À Ma Vigne
This little hole-in-the-wall, with only three tables inside and a few more on the sidewalk, has been open since 1960 and offers up some of the best steak frites. A lean piece of beef is cooked in a pan of sizzling butter and comes out perfectly tender, served with an indulgent beurre noisette. The heaping serving of thick-cut fries are hot, crunchy, and perfectly salted. You may want to keep them all to yourself, but the generous portion is most certainly meant to be shared.
Au Petit Bouchon Chez Georges
If you’re a fan of offal, Chez Georges will delight in every way (and if you’re not, maybe just don’t inquire about the specific ingredients on your plate). Liver, tripe, kidney, and a variety of andouillette fill up the menu at this intimate spot. It does get pretty packed, though, so try to make reservations ahead of time.
Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse
With everything from pastries to cheese to fresh produce, this indoor food market has 56 stalls to explore. Whether you’re stopping by for a quick bite or to pick up some groceries, one not to miss is Charcuterie Sibilia, where beautiful terrines, scrumptious pâtés, and expertly cured meats await.