The 2nd arrondissement is in the heart of the city and the metropolis of Lyon, dynamic from an economic and cultural point of view.

The heritage of the 2nd arrondissement reflects the different periods and partly tells the story of Lyon. It is an integral part of the World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1998, and is waiting to be (re) discovered.


Walking along the Presqu’île, along the Cordeliers, Bellecour and Perrache disctricts, sometimes Saône and Rhone side, discover the history of the city through the beautiful buildings and monuments that line these neighborhoods.

Théâtre des Célestins, Place Bellecour, Basilique d'Ainay ... and local history museums around printing, textiles and decorative arts ...

Between two visits, let yourself be tempted by some shopping and treats.


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Tutankhamun - The Discovery of the Forgotten Pharaoh

La Sucrière

Welcome to the Tutankhamun's tomb !

Maison Malleval

For 140 years now, this wine merchant has been rightly famous for carefully selecting the very best wines and spirits. Add to this its high-quality...

70s wall painting

150 m², 70s-themed mural designed by Michel Rodrigue and David Pellet, painted on the Axotel hotel wall.

Eglise Sainte Croix

The church has an organ with a 17-bell Burdin carillon, created in the middle of the 19th c. It is part of the Lyon Presqu’Ile Sud Catholic group of...

La Ville de Lyon

427 ha, that is 10 % of the city of Lyon, were classified UNESCO world heritage on December 5th, 1998.

Bridges in Lyon

Greater Lyon has 45 bridges and footbridges (24 on the Rhône, 21 on the Saône) and Lyon has 29 (16 and 13 respectively). They were destroyed on...

Former Prison Saint Paul and Prison Saint Joseph

Former men’s prisons closed in May 2009. The prisoners were transferred to the Corbas prison. St Joseph’s prison was built in 1830 and St Paul’s...


You can always find something that will please at Rose, this trendy gift shop with a wide selection that includes decorative items, crockery,...

Michel Voyages

Travel agency and coach operator with a fleet of 30 buses Grand Touring, equipped with a sloping floor.

Celestins carpark

In 1996, this car park (414 places on 6.5 floors) won the award issued by the European Parking Association for Europe's most remarkable car park...

Karawan Authentic

Long after visiting this lovely little store, we're pretty certain that the scents wafting around Karawan Authentic will linger in your memory.

Quartier Auguste Comte

Located in the heart of the peninsula of Lyon, the Auguste Comte area gathers more than 150 shops (antique shops, galleries,restaurants,...)and each...

Museum of Surveyors

This is a company museum. Created in 1989, it was extended in November 1996. Devoted to the history of Land Surveying, it has more than 200 items...

Courtyards and Traboules of the Presqu'île

These shortcuts, in the form of internal passage, allow to communicate from a street to the other one by crossing one or several buildings and run....

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