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Lyon City Card: Museums, Guided Tours, Planetarium, Mini World Lyon, Free Public Transport & More

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily

  • Duration

    Your Card is valid for 1, 2, 3 or 4 days

  • Start time

    Varies according to your choice of attractions - please check the individual attraction websites or the accompanying Guidebook

  • Meeting Point

    Redeem your voucher for the Lyon City Card, here:

    • The ONLYLYON Tourism Pavilion
      Open: Daily // 9am - 6pm
      Closed: December 25 & January 1 
    • The Welcome space at Lyon Saint-Exupéry airport - Between Terminals 1 and 2
      Open: Daily // 8am - 7pm 
    • Part-Dieu shopping centre - reception desk
      Level 0, Place de l’Eau
      Open: Monday to Saturday // 9:30am - 7:30pm

    Please remember to carry a valid Photo Id and the booking voucher with you

  • Ending Point

    Varies as per the attraction chosen

Key Highlights

  • Discover Lyon to the fullest at your pace over 1, 2, 3 or 4 days
  • Enjoy free access to 23 Museums, Planetarium, Mini World Lyon, Guignol puppet shows and more
  • Explore the city with exciting guided tours, loom weaving demonstration, shows and concerts, and more
  • Relish a Les Bateaux Lyonnais River Cruise or a Lyon City Bus Tour (depending on the season)
  • Dig into exciting discounts at shopping, WiFi rentals, cycle rentals and more

Overview

Discover the many delights of a city noted for its contributions to cooking, cinema, and silk production with this super-value smart card - Lyon City Card. Explore Lyon at your own pace - including attractions, tours, cruises, shows and more - and enjoy huge savings as compared to buying tickets on the spot!

WHY CHOOSE THE LYON CITY CARD

  • Explore Lyon to the fullest at your own pace over 1, 2, 3 or 4 days
  • Discover 23 museums in Lyon, and their temporary exhibitions - including Musee des Confluences, Modern Art Museum, Automation Museum and more
  • Enjoy the River Cruise Tour - Les Bateaux Lyonnais OR a Lyon City Bus Tour, depending on the season (please check the latest details while redeeming your voucher)
  • Travel around the city conveniently with unlimited use of buses, tubes, trams and cable cars for the duration of your card
  • Experience an unusual tour of the rooftops of the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière and another guided tour with a lecturing guide working with the Tourist Office
  • See the Planetarium, puppet shows with Guignol, a loom weaving demonstration and Mini World Lyon (with skip-the-line)
  • Get access to numerous activities, shows and concerts
  • Dig into additional discounts and advantages in department stores - Printemps, Galeries Lafayette, Hard Rock Café, The Village, Confluence shopping centre
  • Show your Card and get 50% off Hippocketwifi (Pocket WiFi) rentals
  • Full flexibility to explore as you go - choose the attractions you want to visit while on the go (no need to pre decide!)

THE VALIDITY

  • The booking voucher is valid for 18 months from the date of purchase (you can activate it any time within this duration)
  • Once activated, the Lyon City Card is valid for 24, 48, 72 or 96 consecutive hours (depending on your choice) from the time of first use
  • The Travelcard (included with the City Card) is valid for 1, 2, 3 or 4 consecutive days (depending on the Lyon Card validity you choose), from 5 am to 0.30 am, regardless of when it was first used

HOW IT WORKS

  1. Purchase the Lyon City Card for your choice of 1, 2, 3 or 4 days
  2. Redeem your booking vouchers at any one of the redemption points and collect your city Card
  3. Voila! You’re all set to experience the best of Lyon - just scan your Card at the first attraction to activate it!
  4. The Travelcard is activated on the first use at a public transport


Inclusions

  • 1, 2, 3 or 4-day Lyon City Card - as per option chosen
  • Travelcard with unlimited public transport use - as per Lyon City Card option chosen
  • River Cruise Tour - Les Bateaux Lyonnais OR Lyon City Bus Tour - depending on the season
  • Admissions to 23 museums, Planetarium and Mini World Lyon
  • Access to shows, concerts and events
  • Exciting guided tours and experiences, puppet shows, demos and more
  • Shopping Discounts - Printemps, Galeries Lafayette, Hard Rock Café, The Village, Confluence
  • 50% off on Hippocketwifi (Pocket WiFi Rentals)

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Please note

Voucher Information: Sorry, but we will need you to print a paper version of your booking voucher (we're working on changing this). At this time no refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

The booking voucher is valid for 18 months from the date of purchase. 

Please remember to redeem your vouchers and collect the Card from any of the redemption points.

Once activated, the Lyon City Card is valid for 24, 48, 72 or 96 consecutive hours (depending on your choice) from the time of first use. 

The Travelcard is valid for 1, 2, 3 or 4 consecutive days (depending on the Lyon Card validity you choose), from 5 am to 0.30 am, regardless of when it was first used

You can visit each attraction only once. 

The visiting times of each attraction can change without prior notice so don't forget to check the websites on the day of visit to confirm the necessary details. 

Some tours and activities require prior booking. Please remember to check your guidebook for all the details.

Exceptions:

  • The following activities are excluded during the Festival of Lights: Lyon City Bus, Lyon City Tram and Les Bateaux Lyonnais during special Festival of Lights evenings.
  • The entire TCL public transport network ceases to function on the 1st May

Customer Reviews

  • Philip J McNab
    Needed more time

    The problem we had was time. This card is well worthwhile if you've got more than 1 day in Lyon (which is what we had). We had a wonderful boat tour on the rivers but didn't get...

    Australia 08/16/2013

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