Lyon – a city of museums

True repositories of human genius through the ages, museums abound with knowledge, creativity, beautiful objects, accounts and discoveries.

Museums today are constantly evolving and living spaces, which open their doors wide to share their collections and knowledge with as many people as possible.

With temporary exhibitions, videos, interactive games, guided tours, creative workshops, conferences, shows, night-time openings and more, there are many ways to spread the joy of knowledge.

Bring your children to the museum: workshops, game booklets and fun tours are also provided for children to learn while enjoying themselves.

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Musée des Confluences

It is one of the latest great contemporary museums which alone are enough to justify a trip to Lyon. So of course, you wouldn't miss this visit for...

4 / 5

The International City of Gastronomy - Closed

On Saturday the 19th of October, Grand Hotel-Dieu was buzzing with excitement: the Cité de la Gastronomie was opening!

C'est Lyon qui régale !

Musée Lumière

On the site on which cinematography was born, the museum presents the story of the Lumière Brothers’ inventions thanks to projections and interactive...

Cinema and Miniature Museum

Two unique collections by the artist Dan Ohlmann: the 120 miniature scenes produced and more than 450 legendary film props give the visitor an...

Automobile Museum Henri Malartre

On the banks of the Saône, 11km north of Lyon, the Rochetaillée-sur-Saône castle Belle-époque and its 3 ha wooded park, houses the collections of...

4.5 / 5

La Maison des Canuts

Along with her husband Philibert, Virginie Varenne runs the Maison des Canuts (Silk Workers' Centre) which they have both renovated together You...

4 / 5

Soierie Saint-Georges

Get to meet one of the last canuts in Lyon, in a workshop where silk is still very much part of everyday life!

4.5 / 5

Soierie Vivante

Located in the heart of the Croix-Rousse district, Soierie Vivante preserves two canut home weaving workshops that belong to the town. A guided tour...

4.5 / 5

Religious Art Museum of Fourvière

Marian museum in a former Jesuit chapel. This 200 m² centre houses an exhibition on sacred art, the history of Fourvière and the Church of Lyon....

Jean Couty Museum

It displays the work of Jean Couty (1907-1991), a Lyonnais painter whose fame extends far beyond Lyon, throughout the world.

Museum of Automatons

The museum presents a collection of moving characters, all manufactured in its workshops and carefully displayed in keeping with the main heritage...

4 / 5

The Guignol Little Museum

In this small museum, Guignol is king! You will discover a wide collection of puppets and other unique items bearing the image of small wooden Lyon.

3.5 / 5

OL Le Musée

Like any great club worth its name, Olympique Lyonnais now has its own museum, in the heart of the Groupama Stadium (which opened in 2016)! Ready to...

4.5 / 5

Aircraft Museum Clément Ader

The museum is dedicated to aeronautics and space created by an aviation enthusiasts association. The materials are presented by trained guides.

4.5 / 5

The Hameau Duboeuf

The first oenology park in the Beaujolais. It's a fascinating visit through the world of winegrowing and winemaking with shows, attractions and wine...

4.5 / 5

Grotte Chauvet 2 - Ardèche

Discover the first masterpiece of humanity from 36000 years ago: hundreds of hunting, running or fighting animals drawn from life. In a 20 hectare...

4.5 / 5

Cité du Chocolat Valrhona

In heart of the Rhône valley, amongst the foothills of the great Tain-l’Hermitage vineyards and the river, lies Valrhona.

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C'est Lyon qui régale !

National Memorial Prison of Montluc

Once the prison of Jean Moulin, Marc Bloch, the Children of Izieu and 8,000 Jews, French resistance fighters, Montluc, a German prison in the city of...

Saint-Romain-en-Gal/Vienne Gallo-Roman Museum

The Saint-Romain-en-Gal archaeological site is one of the biggest in France devoted to Gallo-Roman civilisation. The museum is at the heart of a...

French and Chinese New Institute of Lyon

Based in Lyon in 1921, the Franco-Chinese Institute was the first Chinese university outside China. Symbol of Sino-Lyonnaise relationship, the New...

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