During April, it has an average daytime temperature of 16°C (61°F). It's starting to warm up at this time of the year and becoming more comfortable for outdoor activities.
In the evenings the average temperature low is 6°C (43°F). Thicker clothing may be needed to keep warm during outdoor excursions such as touring the outdoor markets.
Average precipitation accumulation in April is around 56mm or just a little more than 2 inches.
Visitors can expect roughly 9 hours of sunshine per non rainy day in April.
Lyon was the birthplace of the modern cinematic movies that everyone enjoys today. The brothers Lumière created the Cinématographe in 1895 and screened the first motion picture showing the same year. The Lumière Institute is a modern museum dedicated to the brothers and their contributions to modern film making. It contains artefacts and pieces of history from an era where creativity was just about to be taken into the realm of the infinite.
There are daily screenings of the brothers' early films as well as other early films and rare footage. A must see for any film buffs visiting Lyon!
The Place des Terreaux
is a public square in the centre of the city which
is a gastronomic refuge for locals and tourists alike. Surrounding the square
are many restaurants, bars and eateries where one can indulge in nearly any
food taste that one desires. Not to be missed is the giant fountain at
the centre of the square which is lit up at night.
Ibis Lyon La Part Dieu Centre is a great, centrally located hotel which caters to foreign visitors. The rooms are small but clean and the breakfast is excellent. There is a restaurant offering room service and there are also a number of restaurants and cafes very close by. The rooms are equipped with cable TV and Wi-Fi, as well as comfortable beds and decent bathrooms. The hotel is also directly across from a shopping centre which is very convenient.