A world of tiny objects

Thousands of animated scenes of life, hundreds of vehicles travelling independently, vast landscapes and a blaze of lights... That is the spectacle that awaits you at Mini World Lyon, the biggest animated miniature park in France.

Last updated date : 20/07/2019
Open from Wed. to Fri.: 11 am-6 pm, Sat., Sun. and bank holidays: 10 am-7 pm. School holidays (zone A): open daily: 10 am-7 pm. Open on Mon. hols. Closed on Jan. 1st, May 1st and Dec. 25th.
Mini World Lyon 3 avenue de Bohlen - 69120 Vaulx-en-Velin

The largest and most interactive collection of moving miniature objects in France has opened its doors in Lyon, to our great delight.

Feel like a giant as you tower over magical, and sometimes zany, scenes of daily life. It's easy to get happily lost in all the fantastic little details added by the creators with a touch of humour and flair. Immerse yourself in a leafy-green rural landscape, a snowy mountain scene complete with skiers and chair lifts, or a town with open-sided buildings that reveal all the fascinating activity inside.

All of the scenes are animated with moving trains, cars, lights and sounds.

A single visit isn't likely to suffice!

Mini World Lyon


MiniLyon — explore miniature models of the city’s iconic districts!

Only one thing was missing from these urban, rural and mountain worlds: Lyon!

The city has now been given its own dedicated space. Fourvière proudly overlooks the Vieux-Lyon (Old Lyon) district, the Ferris wheel goes round on Place Bellecour, while mummies emerge from their sarcophagi at the Museum of Fine Arts…

With faithful reconstructions and humorous touches, MiniWorld gives visitors a new perspective of the city.

Between the rivers Rhône and Saône lies the Presqu’île district and its main monuments, where legendary shows from the Fête des Lumières (Festival of Lights) are replayed every half hour. If you haven’t yet had a chance to visit Lyon during the festival, here you can see the highlights from previous years — but without the crowds!

From Fourvière Basilica to Vieux-Lyon, the city’s oldest neighbourhoods come to life with various street scenes, from a rooftop swimming pool to the scenic viewpoint on Fourvière’s esplanade.

The latest addition — the world of Part-Dieu, Tête d’Or and Banks of the Rhône — features Lyon’s high-rises, the lively river banks and the park, with its greenhouses and joggers.

Lyon is your oyster!

Guided tours behind the scenes will give the more curious an opportunity to see the buildings being created.

A new world to be discovered in our video:


Mini World Lyon is included in the Lyon City Card


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Collector's original visuals and voice have made it a big hit in Lyon. It offers locals a different view of their city: more modern, more urban, and even a little offbeat. In just a few years, this guide has become the repertoire of “places to be”. It opens doors to somewhat secret worlds – just the way we like them in Lyon.

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Useful tips

  • Open from Wed. to Fri.: 11 am-6 pm, Sat., Sun. and bank holidays: 10 am-7 pm. School holidays (zone A): open daily: 10 am-7 pm. Open on Mon. hols. Closed on Jan. 1st, May 1st and Dec. 25th.
  • Adult: from 14 €
    Child : from 9 €
    Set price group children : from 6 €.

    Free entry for children < 4 years.
    Child entry valid for 4 - 17 years.
    Group rate available for > 10 people.

    Reduced price: € 11 (students, >65 years old, groups)
    Family pass: € 37 (2 adults + 2 children)
    More than 3 children: € 6.5 /child.
    After inserting an adult ticket and a child ticket of the day into the basket and entering the promo code "CANICULE", the child ticket becomes free. A child ticket is offered for each adult ticket bought.
    Be careful, the code only works when the weather temperature in Lyon is above 30 ° C!
    Annual Pass: Adult € 35, Child/Disabled pers.: € 25.
  • Included with the Lyon City Card
  • Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs
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3 avenue de Bohlen - 69120 Vaulx-en-Velin

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