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Where is the 6th district located in Lyon? The 6th arrondissement of Lyon is located in the north-east of the city, on the left bank of the Rhône. The 6th district of Lyon is known to be chic because it is situated close to the prestigious high schools and the Tonkin clinic. This is a bourgeois residential area with a high standard of living. Both quiet and close to Lyon's economic heart, th...
Where is the 6th district located in Lyon?
The 6th arrondissement of Lyon is located in the north-east of the city, on the left bank of the Rhône. The 6th district of Lyon is known to be chic because it is situated close to the prestigious high schools and the Tonkin clinic. This is a bourgeois residential area with a high standard of living. Both quiet and close to Lyon's economic heart, this neighborhood is ideal for families and business travellers. Indeed, renting an apartment in the 6th arrondissement of Lyon allows you to enjoy peace of mind without being isolated. The proximity to the Parc de la Tête d'Or and the Cité Internationale makes this district an ideal place for a weekend or a short stay in Lyon.
From Part-Dieu station, you can reach the 6th district in a few minutes by public transport. Moreover, bicycle rentals allow you to reach the 6th arrondissement of Lyon by the banks of the Rhône. It is also possible and pleasant to walk beside the Rhône River along the cycle path.
What to do and what to see in the 6th district of Lyon?
The Parc de la Tête d'Or is an must-see place to discover in Lyon's 6th district. From your holiday rental in Lyon, you can access this largest urban park in France for free by one of the 7 entrances. The main entrance is through the Porte des Enfants du Rhône and faces directly onto the lake of the park. The Parc de la Tête d'Or is open from 6:30 am to 8:30 pm in winter and until 10:30 pm in summer. This 117-hectare park offers a wide range of activities.
In spring or summer, rent a pedal boat or an electric boat for about thirty euros. This is a very pleasant way to discover the lake of the Parc de la Tête d'Or. What could be more romantic during a romantic stay in Lyon than to walk along the water in a green setting? The pier is open depending on the weather conditions, between February and November.
It is also possible to explore the park by Rosalie bike. You will easily find a slot to book a Rosalie because the rental agency is open on Wednesdays, during weekends and school holidays. Enjoy a friendly moment with your family, comfortably seated in these quadricycles to explore the entire park.
Start your exploration with the must-see botanical garden of the Parc de la Tête d'Or. The botanical garden extends over 8 hectares. You will find an international rose garden that you can visit. School activities, workshops, exhibitions and visits are organised all year round. Prices vary from one visit to another but it is still a cheap activity to do during your stay in Lyon.
Continue your visit by the zoo of the Parc de la Tête d'Or and its "African Plain". You will see all kinds of exotic animals; mammals, reptiles, birds, turtles. So don't be surprised to see a giraffes and lions! The zoo is free of access and free of charge. All you have to do now is follow the circuit so you don't miss any species.
During your family walk in Lyon, stop at the activity park of the Parc de la Tête d'Or. Mini karting, pedal quad bikes, pony rides, little train, mini boats are proposed to children. The carousel near the giraffe park is also a must-do for your children.
During your stay in Lyon's 6th district, take a stroll around the Place des Brotteaux. This square owes its charm to the beauty of the old rail station, which was abandoned in favour of the Part-Dieu station. This former station has been classified as a historical monument since 1983. This sumptuous building now houses fancy discos, breweries and auction galleries. In front of the Brotteaux station, stands a large pedestrian area with multiple green spaces and bar terraces. The place is ideal for a break in a green setting.
Not far from the Place des Brotteaux is the Church of Saint Pothin, built in a neoclassical style. Feel free to push the door and admire its stained glass windows.
The Maréchal Lyautey's square is one of the treasures of the 6th district of Lyon. Very wooded and flowery, it is pleasant to walk around this place. A statue sits on the square of Maréchal Lyautey. For the anecdote, this sculpture was offered to Napoleon III to thank him for having removed the tolls on the bridges of the Rhône river. At the end of the day, the square becomes a playground for children and a petanque ground for adults.
The Brotteaux subdistrict is calm and pleasant. By renting a holiday apartment in this area, you will fully enjoy your stay in Lyon.
The Museum of Contemporary Art is located at the Cité Internationale, and attracts a large number of travellers each year. You will find all kinds of contemporary art works. The normal rate is 9€ and the reduced rate is 6€. This museum is an activity that is worth a look in Lyon!
The Museum of Contemporary Art in Lyon is particularly attractive during the famous festival of Lyon Biennale. The Dance Festival Biennale takes place every 2 years and consists in parades and dance shows in September. The Contemporary Art Biennale is also held every 2 years at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Lyon. Its purpose is to invite the public to discover art through temporary exhibitions of all kinds, from September to January.
The museum is open from Wednesday to Friday all year round, except on public holidays. You can access it by many bus lines. Buses C1, C4 and C5 stop at the "Musée d'art contemporain" station.
Shopping in the 6th district of Lyon
The 6th arrondissement of Lyon is renowned for being the most chic district in the city. This is where the luxury stores are located. Some shopping avenues such as Cours Franklin-Roosevelt and Avenue de Saxe allow you to shop without having to go to the city centre.
The most famous market in the 6th district of Lyon is the Tête d'Or one. It is held every Wednesday and Saturday from 6am to 1pm on Elmaleh Square. Fruits, vegetables, cheeses, roasted chickens, flowers... you will surely find what you are looking for on this fresh produce market. Special note for the Italian traiteur who proposes delicious fresh pasta and ravioli.
Near the banks of the Rhône also stands the Montgolfier market every Friday from 6am to 1.30pm. About twenty merchants meet to let you taste their local products. You will find charcuterie, poultry, fish, fruit and vegetables as well as a pastry stand for the most gourmet.
During your stay in Lyon's 6th district, taste the best pastries in the neighbourhood. Franklin Roosevelt Street is the meeting point for food lovers. Enjoy the famous Saint Pothin cake from the Tourtiller pastry shop. This cake is an almond meringue filled with nougatine cream... we love it!
300 meters further, stop at the master chocolate maker Bernachon. The chocolate is delicious and the shop very atypical. A fresco depicting bean pickers decorates the walls of this pastry shop. The cakes are particularly beautiful and very original.
Avenue du Maréchal Foch is a must for shopping in the 6th district of Lyon. This large avenue starts in the 6th arrondissement and ends in the 3rd one. Many clothing and shoe stores are located on this avenue. The big brands are competing on the avenue : Comptoir des Cotonniers, Princess Tam Tam, the Kooples... You will find bakeries and mini-markets that will be useful for your convenience shopping. The Carrefour Express is located at 65 Avenue du Maréchal Foch and opens every day from 7:30 am to 9 pm and on Sundays until 1 pm.
Where to eat in the 6th district of lyon?
Many good restaurants offer lunch in Lyon's 6th district. We deliver our 3 best places to eat well and enjoy a fast service.
The restaurant Manger Vite & Bien is located on boulevard des Brotteaux. This restaurant in the 6th district of Lyon, allows you not to waste time while enjoying good food. Fresh salads, soups, bagels, homemade desserts... you will love it!
To avoid wasting time between two appointments, have a quick lunch in the 6th district of Lyon at the Steak & Co restaurant. Located on the Cours Vitton, near the Brotteaux subdistrict, this restaurant offers delicious traditional homemade dishes with meat. Beef tartars, faux filets and also generous salads are on the menu. The lunch formula is about 15€.
Our 3rd restaurant address where you can have a quick lunch in Brotteaux is called Ah non, peut-être! This restaurant run by a couple from Brussels will take you for a lunch in the streets of Brussels. Authentic cuisine, good beers and humour are proposed on the menu. Taste the famous dish of mussels & chips during your lunch break in Lyon.
Some of the most popular gastronomic and semi-gastronomic restaurants are located in the 6th arrondissement of Lyon. We have selected for you 3 restaurants for a gourmet dinner in Lyon.
The Brasserie Jullien located on Place des Brotteaux combines traditional French cuisine and modernity. In this famous House, the hat goes from father to son. Chef Jullien is currently 22 years old and has demonstrated his skills in Michelin Star restaurants such as Paul Bocuse one. On the menu; Bresse chicken, sweetbreads, marrow bones but also a vegetarian burger revisited with local cheese.
Not far from the Brasserie Jullien is the Brasserie des Brotteaux. The antique decoration is sumptuous and the dishes are delicious. It's hard to choose between kidney fricassee in Port juice, scallops à la plancha, fried veal liver.
What would a stay in the 6th district of Lyon be like without a visit to Paul Bocuse's East Brasserie. This starred chef built 4 houses at the 4 cardinal points of Lyon. You can taste Lyon specialities as well as exotic dishes. The East Brasserie is held in the Brotteaux station.
Take a break after a day of work or a visit of Lyon. Lyon's 6th district has plenty of places to have a drink at the end of the day. Wine bars, cocktails, lounge or festive bars, there is something for everyone. We give you our best bar addresses in the 6th arrondissement of Lyon.
To drink a beer in the 6th district of Lyon, go to "Le Fût et à Mesure". A wide range of beers is available. Using a magnetic card, you unlock the drums and serve what you want, as much as you want. This concept allows you to taste a wide variety of beers. The little extra: you can watch football or rugby matches in the bar!
"L'artchimiste", located in the Brotteaux subdistrict, offers cocktails in a very well decorated place. The bartenders then become real alchemists to make the cocktail of your choice. Measured pipettes, tumbler glass and other tools are used to make your cocktail.
For an original experience, visit "Blind Pig" in the Brotteaux subdistrict. In this gin bar, cocktails are served in glasses with a crazy design but always very well presented. Tapas are also offered and will delight your taste buds; trio of tartars, grilled octopuses, tuna tataki...
Organizing a business stay in the 6th district of Lyon
You benefit from the proximity of the Cité Internationale during your stay in the 6th arrondissement of Lyon. The Cité Internationale includes the Congress Centre, the Museum of Contemporary Art, a cinema, a casino and restaurants. It is therefore a perfect balance between business tourism and culture. In addition, the architect of this new district has integrated nature into his project. Thus, many parks are located in the heart of the Cité Internationale. Thus, many companies regularly organize lectures, seminars or meetings at the Congress Centre. This explains why the city of Lyon is now in second place at the world ranking of congress cities.
The Cité Internationale is the perfect place to rent a seminar room in Lyon's 6th arrondissement.
Close to the Parc de la Tête d'Or, the Tête d'Or area is composed by 14 rooms that offer 1 100 seats and 1 800 places for a reception. You can choose to rent a single room or a seminar package including a room, a snack and a lunch. Company events are also possible in this spacious workspace.
The WERESO space located on rue Tronchet is made up of 5 meeting rooms. Close to public transport, this area is ideally located. The largest room can accommodate up to 60 people seated. You also benefit from seminar packages including lunches and snacks. WERESO also offers co-working spaces for an hour, a day or a half-day. The little extra; the design of the offices by Gustave Eiffel!
To be close to the Cité Internationale, rent a 50m² seminar room in Temporim's offices. This place can accommodate up to 40 seats.
The Lyon Convention Centre and its 3 amphitheatres are a great place to attend conferences in Lyon's 6th arrondissement. These 3 amphitheatres (Lumière, Pasteur and room 3000) offer a very varied programme. They propose dance and opera shows, as well as conferences. It is here that the biggest fairs are held, such as the wedding fair, the Run Digital Platform, or the real estate fair.
Agora Tête d'Or is a performance venue but also a conference centre located near the Parc de la Tête d'Or. Meetings are organized with writers or around exhibitions on social topics. From history to religion and literature, you will find all kinds of lecture topics that may interest you.
Interpol is also a conference venue. Located in the 6th arrondissement of Lyon, on the Charles de Gaulle quay, Interpol is easily accessible. Seminars on cybercrime or on global security are held there.
Moving around from the 6th arrondissement of Lyon
During your stay in the 6th district of Lyon, we suggest that you arrive by the Part-Dieu station. This railway station is part of the 3rd arrondissement, bordering the 6th one. This district of Lyon is very well served by buses and metros. Many bicycle stations are also accessible to allow you to visit Lyon while doing your daily sport.
What could be more pleasant than riding a bike along the banks of the Rhône? You will have no trouble finding bike'v stations in Lyon's 6th arrondissement. About ten stations are located all around the Parc de la Tête d'Or (4 around Les Brotteaux and 3 along the Avenue du Maréchal Foch). By downloading the Velo'v application, you can get information on the nearest stations and the number of bicycles available.
The 6th district of Lyon is served by metro A and B. Metro A stops at Foch and Massena stations while metro B stops at Les Brotteaux.
You can travel by bus in Lyon's 6th arrondissement by using lines C6, C1, C4 or C5. Line C6 runs through Part-Dieu station and serves many stops such as Brotteaux and Cours Vitton. Line C1 will take you easily to the Parc de la Tête d'Or. While the C4 and C5 buses go to the Cité Internationale and the Convention Centre. By downloading the Técély application, you can plan your itinerary and find the line that will take you where you want to go.
Don't be surprised to find electric scooters on Lyon's sidewalks. They belong to the Lime brand and will make your journeys easier. All you have to do is download the Lime application, insert your bank details, scan the QR code on the scooter... and drive! However, be careful on the road, scooters can go up to 20km/h.
In summary, the 6th district of Lyon is a perfect compromise between tranquility and strategic positioning. You will enjoy resting in your short term rental in Lyon after a day of work or exploring the city.