There's an old traveler's proverb that goes something like, "where the tourists go, so too goes the entertainment." OK, we may have just made that up, but it's an apt way to describe the 5th arrondissement's Vieux Lyon. This beautiful Renaissance district is home to a wide variety of restaurants, bistros, bars and cafes: the kind of quaint, slightly upscale selection you're used to seeing around cliche centers of traveler intrigue. Still, needlessly snarky comments notwithstanding, you won't have to look hard to find a plat du jour or drink menu here. The parallel rue du Boeuf, rue Saint-Jean and rue des 3 Maries are always sure bets but, to be honest, you'll stumble upon options no matter where you stroll. If you're searching for a dinner spot or a few early drinks to kick off your night, this should be right up your alley.
Location:5th Arrondissement, Lyon