Peaceful natural enclave, perfect for forgetting your stress.
Little-known natural treasure
One of the city's best kept secrets, well off the tourist track several kilometres up the Saône River from city centre (easily reachable via bus), the Île Barbe is a petite natural oasis with a mediaeval feel, thanks to the ruins of a 5th-century abbey (considered to be the first of its kind in the region). This islet is a lovely spot to chill out surrounded by nature - although it's visitable only during daylight hours. Fun fact: in 1977 a flamboyant local author, Félix Benoît, declared the island an independent territory and named himself governor.