Jardin des Chartreux - Clos St Benoît

This 10.3 hectare garden is a landscaped park consisting of 3 terraces that hug the slope, including rare species such as maclura pomifera (osage orange tree) and the weeping beech. It was created in 1855.

Last updated date : 05/02/2018
Jardin des Chartreux - Clos St Benoît 36 cours Général Giraud - 69001 Lyon 1er

The gardens connect the Cours Général Giraud to the Quai de Saône by a footpath: the Gonin passage, from which one has a view of the Parc des Hauteurs and of the Fourvière Basilica.
Clos Saint Benoît is located at the end of the Rue de la Vieille, a short walk from 36 Quai St Vincent.
At the entrance to the gardens at 36 Cours Général Giraud is the Maison du Jardin des Chartreux, built in 1860 and renovated in 2005. It hosts associations.
In November 2010, it was renamed Maison Ahmadou Kourouma, in homage to the writer from the Côte d'Ivoire who was exiled to Lyon and died in 2003. This date corresponds to the 50th anniversary of the Côte d'Ivoire's independence and the publication of the biography and reissue of the works of this deeply committed author, who received several awards for his book "Allah n'est pas obligé" in which he describes the life of a child soldier in Liberia.

Diaporama

Useful tips

TripAdvisor
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
Based on 6 traveller reviews

Jardin des Chartreux - Clos St Benoît

36 cours Général Giraud - 69001 Lyon 1er

Lyon City Card
Culture and leisure pass

Lyon City Card

The essential pass to cultural activities in Lyon: museums, guided tours, boat cruises and more!.

More
Visiter Lyon
Start exploring the city with

Visiterlyon.com

Leisure cruise, guided tours, wine tours, etc.

More

Our website is opimized for recent browsers.
For an optimal display of the different contents, we recommend that you update your browser.