Les Muses de l’Opéra

Forget the equinox—summer in Lyon doesn’t really begin until this rooftop terrace opens. From May to September, folks eagerly line up in front of the opera at 6pm, but the show they’re here to see is the sun setting over Fourvière Basilica and the Hôtel de Ville. 

Les Muses de l’Opéra easily has the best views in the city, so we don’t mind the cost of an apérol spritz at €9.50 a pop (that’s spendy, by Lyon standards). The food won’t win any awards, but it's fresh and the charcuterie, truffle sausage, and eggplant caviar are tasty enough.

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