Vieux Lyon is one of the largest renaissance districts in Europe. The area, separated into 3 separate districts is at the foot of Fourvière hill, was once home to Lyon's famous silk weavers, and Lyon's political & religious elite. You can read more about the history of Vieux-Lyon on wikipedia (internet research savior).
"Yeah, sure history's fascinating, but what does Vieux Lyon have to offer me in the 21st century?"
Snarky as you may be, I'm glad you asked. Vieux Lyon is currently home to some picture-perfect facades, traboules, and A MUSEUM OF MINIATURES.
Vieux Lyon is the place to be whether you're interested in architecture, puppetry, the renaissance, wage wars or just getting a perfect shot for your Instagram.
Direction: On the bank of the Saône River