Do you care about travelling in an environmentally responsible way? Here are several ideas to take the time to contemplate Lyon, and enjoy its heritage and authenticity, while leaving a smaller footprint.
Arriving by train
With 2 stations in the city center including Part-Dieu and Perrache , you will be sure to find your way in and out of the city. The TGV or fast speed train places Lyon in the center of Europe today: 2 hours from Paris (a train every 30 minutes), 3 hours from Lille, 1.40 hour from Marseille (22 round trips daily), 5 hours from London (by Eurostar) and 5.10 hours from Barcelone. The TGV also serves Chambéry, Annecy and Brussels as well as many other European cities...
Travelling with TCL (Lyon’s public transport operator)
Lyon is a city that is very easy to visit on foot or by public transport. Take advantage of it!
Alternative means of transport
When you arrive in Lyon for the first time, you may hear that Lyon is easily seen on foot… "Ah, these crazy Lyonnais!" you may think. Well, no, they're not. And it's quite true. You can.
10 sustainable experiences to be had, without compromise!
You can enjoy all Lyon has to offer while respecting the places and people around you.
Contribute to change by helping others
If you are reading this today, it is probably because you have already been to Lyon or are planning to come soon. Some people, as you know, unfortunately don't have this chance to travel. Please help us to support these associations which try to offer a little happiness and a smile to those who lack it.
In Lyon, we refill your drinking bottle with a smile!
Local and authentic addresses
The Lyon metropolitan area is brimming with producers, chefs, artisans and creative designers who are passionate about what they do. Visit them to discover their food, interior decoration and shopping gems, made locally and with love! We won’t mind if you bring back a magnet anyway, but it would be a shame to miss out on these talented individuals who contribute to Lyon’s identity and richness!
Limit or offset your trip’s footprint
While travelling and discovery is for many a great passion, the environmental, economic and societal emergencies that we face can no longer be ignored. As such, you are undoubtedly looking for solutions to limit your impact while travelling, something you may already be doing in your daily life.