The legendary Gallo-Roman history of Lugdunum at the top of the Fourvière hill and the splendor of the French Renaissance in the heart of Old Lyon are exhibited in the 5th district of Lyon.

A true open-air museum: Saint-Jean cathedral, Saint-Georges churches, Saint-Paul, old cobbled streets, traboules that weave real secret networks.

The Gadagne and Lugdunum museums welcome you for a journey through time.

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Jardin Archéologique

To the north of Cathédrale Saint Jean: baptistery and remains of the Saint Etienne and Sainte Croix churches (4th-16th c.). These two churches, along...

The Parc des Hauteurs (Heights Park)

The Parc des Hauteurs is a municipal park that stretches from the Montée de l’Ange to the Loyasse cemetery. It covers the former “Tramway des...

Loyasse Cemetery

Created in 1812, the first modern cemetery in Lyon covers 12 ha and has 30,000 graves and 200 chapels and monuments. It includes the funeral monuments...

Museum of the Cathedral Treasure

The museum is located in the choir school, one of the rare 11th-c. civil monuments remaining in the region, which was originally used as the refectory...

Eglise Saint Paul - Chapelle Sainte Marguerite

Built in 549 AD on the remains of a temple of Diana, it was entirely destroyed by the Saracens. Rebuilt from 1084 to 1106, it was finished in the 13th...

Palais Saint Jean

This former archbishop’s palace (13th - 19th), a bishop’s palace, was bought in 1909 to be used for the 5th arrondissement's library. The frontage on...

Palais de Bondy

Built from 1902 to 1904, the “Palais des Expositions" features Lyon’s coat of arms and motto: “avant, avant Lion le melhor”. It has a set of huge...

Fontaine du Taurobole

Located in the Saint Just quarter, the Fontaine du Boeuf, or Taurobole, is the oldest fountain in Lyon. Completed in 1828, it was listed as a...

The Weight of Oneself

Designed by artists Elmgreen & Dragset, the work represents heroic nude and marble. This sculpture, 2.7 m high, is a landmark in the landscape.

Chapels in Notre Dame de Fourvière

The Chapelle de la Vierge and the Chapelle Saint Thomas de Canterbury (archbishop of Canterbury who died a martyr in 1170 and apparently stayed in...

Antiquaille - Cultural Center of Christianity in Lyon

This new cultural space dedicated to the history and the birth of Christianity in Gaul also has what is believed to be the prison of Saint Pothin. It...

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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!

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L'Espace Gerson Café Théâtre / Humour

Located in the heart of Old Lyon since 1987, the Espace Gerson offers comedy shows throughout the year in the best tradition of dinner theater. On...

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Eglise Saint Laurent de Choulans

Remains of the basilica and necropolis from the end of the 5th and 6th c., this complex, which dates from early Christian times, was first excavated...

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Tour Métallique

The tower is also called the Tour Paufique after the architect who designed the metal structure. The other entrepreneurs were Buffaud, Calmel, Perret...

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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....

Rosary Garden in the Heights Park

2.5 hectare garden and 1400 m of paths between Fourvière and Saint Jean designed and created by Michel-Antoine Boyer and Sylvie Maniaque. The layout...

Fontaine Saint Jean

The fountain was built from plans by the Lyon-based architect René Dardel, who wanted to reproduce certain details of a well that Philibert de l'Orme...

Basilique de Fourvière observatory tower

Part of the left wing of the basilica, the tower has an orientation table at the top, after 260 steps. At the end of the construction of the basilica,...

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.

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