Lyon: an ideal city when travelling with your
family or for business
Hôtel ParKest offers direct proximity to several centres of interest for business or tourism, with a companion or as a family.
Come discover this multifaceted city with thousand-year-old influences that has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
near the hotel
The Grand Large and Parc de Miribel Jonage
A lake formed by a diversion channel of the Rhône, the Grand Large is currently a vast stretch of water offering countless leisure activities for families: fishing, swimming, water sports, hiking, discovery of the local fauna and flora, etc.
Next to the Grand Large, Parc de Miribel Jonage is a 2200 ha park with a hiking trail, body of water, horse-riding centre, golfing, tennis, orienteering, beach, rowing, canoeing, etc. Its activities are ideal for adults and children alike.
Carré de Soie shopping centre
The Carré de Soie shopping centre opened in 2009. It has a surface area of 60,000 m2 lined with specialist ready-to-wear, sport and hardware stores. The centre, which also contains a cinema, has around ten cafés and restaurants. The Lyon-Villeurbanne hippodrome is located opposite Carrée de Soie.
The Grand Stade is the new stadium for the French football club Olympique Lyonnais. It features all the latest multimedia innovations in terms of sport entertainment and can seat almost 60,000 spectators. In addition to football matches, the Grand Stade also hosts many concerts and cultural events.
City centre of Lyon
Easy to access by tram, the city centre of Lyon has countless surprises in store for visitors: Place de l’Hôtel de Ville, the opera house, churches and museums, and pedestrian streets bustling with life. Visitors adventuring as far as the confluence will discover a more modern side of the city with recent architectural projects such as the Confluence museum and the shopping centre of the same name.
You will also want to be sure to visit the Vieux Lyon district. This fully pedestrian district on the right bank of the Saône features predominantly Italian architecture. Vieux Lyon is home to several traboules (passageways), a multitude of small shops, museums such as Musée Gadagne and two large religious sites: the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière, which offers a panoramic view of the city, and Lyon Cathedral, a jewel of religious architecture with an astronomical clock.
Halles Paul Bocuse
Lyon’s famed indoor market is filled with local gastronomic specialities: cheeses, delicatessen meats, sweets, quenelles and other dishes can be tasted and purchased from expert craftsmen. Halles Paul Bocuse is also home to several restaurants.
Natural area and water sports centre