The 10 Best Things to Do in Villeurbanne, France

March 2, 2018 Tambra Mccollister

Villeurbanne in France, from Europe region, is best know for Room Escape Games. Discover best things to do in Villeurbanne with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
Restaurants in Villeurbanne

1. Game Of Room

19 rue Francis de Pressense, 69100 Villeurbanne, Lyon, France +33 4 37 43 69 07
Excellent
86%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 272 reviews

Game Of Room

2. Mini World Lyon

3 avenue de Bohlen, 69120 Vaulx en Velin, Lyon, France +33 4 28 29 09 19
Excellent
61%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 994 reviews

Mini World Lyon

Mini World Lyon is the biggest animated miniature park in France. Over 3000m2, 3 worlds (city, mountain, campaign) full of enchantment, interaction and humor welcome you for an immersive experience at 1/87 scale. Ticket also gives you access to our 3D cinema and our temporary exhibitons (LEGO®, Disney, Playmobil...). Our restaurant "La Place" is on free access. A visit here will take you in a typical french village's main square and immerse in the atmospheres of our worlds thanks to high definiton projections on our walls.

Reviewed By SammalHB - Tartu, Estonia

Mini World Lyon is not a park like Madurodam or Miniatürk, but a model railway attraction, as they call it. The exhibition emphasis is not only on the accurate buildings and surroundings, but as well on scenes with people. Look very closely and you find...MoreThank you very much for your comment ! We're really happy that you enjoyed your visit ! See you soon in Mini World Lyon :)

3. Les Puces du Canal

1 rue du Canal, 69100 Villeurbanne, Lyon, France +33 4 72 04 65 65
Excellent
43%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
4%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 166 reviews

Les Puces du Canal

Reviewed By loveDCA - Seattle, Washington

As described by other reviewers, there are several ways to get here. I chose the walking option from Part Dieu station and it was totally worth it (less than 3 miles away) as I stumbled on another huge open-air market nearby Wilson square. Les puces du canal is huge - some of the vendors are inside brick-and-mortar buildings, while others are either in shipping containers or in the open-air. Either way, there is probably something that will catch your eye - from vintage furniture, interesting signs, taxidermied animals, random clothes, record shops (one is dedicated to vinyl)...even guns. There are also a couple of eateries - from sit-down cafes to a food cart selling grilled meat in baguettes. I arrived on Sunday around 10am and some of the places were already putting away things, so come early if you want to complete experience.

4. Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere

8 Place de Fourviere, 69005, Lyon, France +33 4 78 25 13 01
Excellent
68%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 8 reviews

Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere

Standing atop Fourvière Hill, this basilica, constructed in the late 19th century, has an ornate interior to contrast its grave exterior.

Reviewed By Cassowary - Vienna, Austria

An absolute must see. Gorgeous exterior and stunning interior decorations. The Church is high on a hill so you can get some great city views on a clear day. The interior of the church has beautiful mosaics decorating the ceiling and the walls. Very very beautiful.

5. Fromagerie Verlaine - Benoit Charron

26 rue Paul Verlaine, 69100 Villeurbanne, Lyon, France +33 4 72 40 90 25
Excellent
79%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 47 reviews

Fromagerie Verlaine - Benoit Charron

Reviewed By globtrotlyon - Lyon, France

Accueil chaleureux et souriant ; produits de qualité et originaux. Les prix sont très raisonnables. Courrez-y vite et vous reviendrez très vite également.

6. Musee Miniature et Cinema

60 rue Saint Jean, 69005, Lyon, France +33 6 16 40 53 26
Excellent
64%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 3 reviews

Musee Miniature et Cinema

This stately old building is located in Vieux Lyon.

7. Vieux Lyon

69005, Lyon, France +33 6 08 76 94 34
Excellent
64%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 4 reviews

Vieux Lyon

Lyon's historic section is full of old buildings and a traditional old French atmosphere.

Reviewed By Asilux

This place is usually a bit crowded, especially during weekends, but for good reasons !
"Le Vieux Lyon" is one of the old historical parts of the city (together with "La Croix Rousse" on the other hill) and certainly contributed to Lyon being awarded UNSECO status.
Enjoy the tour of this medieval/renaissance town, which is even more pleasant thanks to the pedestrian situation of this area (with cobble stone streets). The whole place is quite charming, quaint, and the history of its development (linked to the development of trades, banking institutions and the silk production that developed in Lyon).
Try to get inside some of the famous "Traboules" which are passage ways through the houses, allowing at the time the merchants and inhabitants to circulate vertically while most of the streets are "horizontal", i.e. parallel to the river. But please be quiet and respectful of locals when crossing through those hidden alleys.
This area is also full of bars and restaurants, some of them quite good, some other not so much so rely on Tripadvisor or our travel guide to select the best ones.
To avoid crowds, try to schedule the visit during week days rather than weekends if you have a choice, and start early. It is however also nice to visit again in the late evening.
Don't miss the Cathedrale !
After your visit you can take the cable car up the Fourvière hill, from where you can walk back down to the Vieux Lyon afterward.

8. Fourviere Hill

Lyon, France +33 4 72 57 15 40
Excellent
60%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2 reviews

Fourviere Hill

This hill was the location of Lyon's original Roman settlement and still is home to ancient ruins from that era.

Reviewed By PRSRJS - Arvada, Colorado

You can get to the top of the hill by various forms of public transportation. We took the funicular part way up and walked the rest of the way. There are stunning views of the City from the top.

9. Le Mur Des Canuts

Boulevard des Canuts, 69004, Lyon, France
Excellent
63%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Le Mur Des Canuts

Reviewed By Sarah B - Guildford, United Kingdom

Reading through the boards close by explaining the evolution of this magnificent work helps to explain how it all came to be what it is today
Taking photos of each other against the background tricks friends and family into believing that it is all genuine
Great fun!

10. Fresque des Lyonnais

Cnr 2 Rue de la Martiniere and the 49 Quai Saint Vincent, Lyon, France
Excellent
61%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 759 reviews

Fresque des Lyonnais

Reviewed By Sue M - Williamsburg, Virginia

Our Lyon tour included a stop of this trompe l'oeil facade of this building. Here it is essential to have a tour guide to describe and identify all the famous persons that appear on this mural. Our understanding is that the murals are re-done every ten years with new famous figures. And that there a a number of these murals throughout Lyon. We did view another one but this was far superior. This is a must see in Lyon - the artistry is incredible! If you found this review helpful, please click on the thank button below.

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