Things to do in Vienne

New to Vienne? Here are the best things to do while you're there.

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Start with the Top Sights in Vienne

If you're in Vienne to see the sights, you can't miss any of these.

La Basilique Notre Dame de Fourvière

⭐️ 4.7 (26990)

Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon-Fourvière

⭐️ 4.6 (4686)

Parc des Hauteurs

⭐️ 4.6 (1289)

Saint Maurice Cathedral

⭐️ 4.5 (551)

Museum of Fine Arts and Archeology of Vienne

⭐️ 4.2 (101)

Abbaye de Saint-André-le-Bas de Vienne

⭐️ 4.3 (88)

Musée archéologique Saint-Pierre de Vienne

⭐️ 4.6 (43)

Roman Temple of Augustus and Livia

⭐️ 4.6 (29)

Quai Jean Jaurès

⭐️ 5.0 (2)

The top affordable restaurants in Vienne

Discover a variety of budget-friendly dining options in Vienne city, offering delicious cuisine without breaking the bank.

Le Coin du Bœuf - Steak House - Brasserie - Café

⭐️ 4.2 (1280)

Price Range: $$

La Brasserie d'Alice

⭐️ 4.3 (848)

Price Range: $$

Le Glacier

⭐️ 4.4 (786)

Price Range: $$

Casa Angelo

⭐️ 4 (757)

Price Range: $$

Au P'Tit Bouchon

⭐️ 4.5 (625)

Price Range: $$

La Côte De Boeuf

⭐️ 4.7 (559)

Price Range: $$

Ma Grand Mère

⭐️ 4.3 (500)

Price Range: $$

Les Saveurs du Marché

⭐️ 4.4 (474)

Price Range: $$

Muse Restaurant

⭐️ 4.6 (462)

Price Range: $$

Resto La Cantine

⭐️ 4.4 (398)

Price Range: $$


⭐️ 4.2 (395)

Price Range: $$

Checkout these incredible local experiences in Vienne

These are curated, high quality experiences in Vienne hosted by locals!

Great Taste of Vienna

I Spy Vienna - guided Espionage Tour

Tasting of Austrian products

Photographic Tour of the Imperial City

Best of Vienna Walking Tour

Vienna Photo Shoot Experience Tour

Unique party night in Vienna

Best of Vienna Walking Tour

Professional photo session in Vienna

Alleyways, Courtyards and Hidden Sights

End your night in some of the best bars in Vienne

Discover the most vibrant nightlife scenes in Vienne, curated exclusively for you.

Au Fût et à mesure Vienne

⭐️ 4.8 (963)

Price Range: $$


⭐️ 4.5 (480)

Bar de l'Hôtel de Ville Vienne

⭐️ 4.6 (397)

Price Range: $$

Bacchus & Pool

⭐️ 4.5 (335)

Price Range: $$

Le Duplex

⭐️ 4.4 (331)

Price Range: $$

Le Bar Du Temple

⭐️ 4.3 (296)

Price Range: $$


⭐️ 4.5 (250)

9 Bar-Pub-Resto'

⭐️ 4.6 (234)

Price Range: $$

L'Espace Bar Restaurant

⭐️ 4.2 (188)

Price Range: $$

Le Toutatis

⭐️ 4.1 (162)

Price Range: $$

La Loge - Bar Café Restaurant

⭐️ 4.8 (109)

Pick from the best places to stay in Vienne

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Check out these bookable attractions in Vienne

These are some of the best tours, museums, and activities in Vienne.

Admission to the Musée des Confluences

City Tram Tour

Vieux Lyon Walking Tour

Haunted Places and Ghost Stories Game

Lyon City Card

Pedicab Tour of Lyon

La Croix-Rousse District Tour

Lyon City Card

Historic Neighborhoods Walking Tour

Fourvière Hill and Roman Ruins Audio App Tour

Frequently asked questions:

  1. Explore the City of Lighthouse: Take time to explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site that is the City of Lighthouse in Vienne. This historical city is filled with beautiful architecture and amazing buildings, as well as plenty of museums, restaurants, and shops to explore.
  2. Visit the Imperial Palace: The Imperial Palace, located in the center of the city, is a must-see. This grand palace is home to many of Vienne’s most important monuments, buildings, and museums, making it a great place to learn about the culture and history of the area.
  3. Enjoy its Local Cuisine: Vienne is a great place to try some of the best local cuisine. From savory stews to sweet sweets, you'll find something that you'll love. A great way to experience Vienne's unique flavors is to take a food tour, which can be booked online in advance.

Vienne is a charming city to visit at any time throughout the year, however, the most optimal time is during the months of May to September when the temperatures are mild, and the days are long for sightseeing and outdoor activities. The summer brings a variety of festivals and events around the city, so there are always a lot of fun things to do in Vienne.

Vienne is a great place to visit and offers so much in such a short amount of time. To get the most out of your trip here, three to four days should be ideal for getting a good feel for the city. You can explore the iconic monuments and gastronomic specialties, appreciate stunningly preserved architecture, and join bustling nightlife scene in the pedestrianized streets.

Vienne has good public transport with frequent train connections to the main cities. Biking is another great way to explore the city, with many bike lanes and paths around the city centre. Taxis are readily available and there are also many rideshare and scooter services available.

Vienne is a great city for kids to experience the delights of Europe. There's plenty for the kids to enjoy, with the beautiful Château de Vienne, the captivating Zoo de Vienne and the exhilarating Open-Air Museum which features amazing interactive activities and history displays. A trip to the picturesque Cathedrale St. Etienne is also well worth considering to marvel at the splendid architecture.

We've actually curated a complete list of the best bars in Vienne. To start off we'd have to mention Le Comptoir des Terroirs, Bulle, Bar de l'Hôtel de Ville Vienne. Check out our page on the best bars in Vienne.

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