The Lyon City Card is one of several tourist board-sponsored passes to France’s regional cities. It’s perfect for travelers who want to see as many museums as they can in this city in the Rhône-Alps. The pre-paid card includes admission to nearly 20 different museums, including the Museum of Fine Arts, the Natural History Museum, the Doll Museum, the Ampere and Electricity Museum, the Henri Malartre automobile museum, and more. Also included are guided tours provided by the Greater Lyon Tourist Office, river cruises, and a self-guided audio tour with narration on an mp3 player.
The card is good for 1, 2, or 3 consecutive calendar days and is activated the first time you use it. It also includes free unlimited rides on the bus, tramway, metro, and funicular.
Top Included Lyon Attractions
Lyon Fine Arts Museum
Lyon History Museum
History Of French Resistance
Unlimited public transport by bus, metro, tramway and funicular
Free brochure and map-guide to Lyon
See the complete list of attractions and tours in the sidebar.
You have up to one year from the date of purchase to activate your card, so you can plan well in advance.
What Could get better?
Transportation to and from the airport is not included.
The hop-on-hop-of bus tour is not included.
Get Your Money’s Worth
There are several free concerts and puppet shows included with the card. Ask at the tourist office to see what’s playing during your visit.
The Museum of the Resistance (Centre d’ Histoire de la Resistance et de la Deportation) documents Lyon’s role in the resistance to Nazi occupation, and many visitors say that it was surprisingly engaging for a museum dedicated to such a somber topic.
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Where to Buy It
The card is available at many outlets. You can buy it at Expedia, Orbitz or Travelocity or you can buy it once you get to Lyon but these are not great options as you may pay more. The best place the buy the card is at the Viator website. Viator guarantees the lowest prices, no-fee cancelling, no-fee date changes, 24/7 customer care, and airline miles (with a minimum spend).