Between the Rhône and Saône

At the foot of the Croix-Rousse hill and in the heart of the Presqu’île, between the Rhône and Saône, the neighborhoods offer you beautiful walks around many emblematic monuments of the city. City Hall, Opera, Museum of Fine Arts... but also great shopping escapades between the Village des Créateurs and the shopping streets of the districts.


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Fine Arts Museum

In a former 17th-century abbey, the museum boasts one of the largest collections of European works of art (Véronèse, Rubens, Rembrandt, Poussin,...

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Food and Flower market Croix-Rousse

Boulevard de la Croix-Rousse

At the heart of the Croix-Rousse, a real village within the city, this market is a real institution. One can find several organic vegetables.

C'est Lyon qui régale !

Opéra de Lyon

Topped by a majestic dome, the old theatre was restored by Jean Nouvel. He tripled the size of the building by digging out five levels beneath the...

The Bartholdi Fountain

In 2018, the full restoration of the fountain on Place des Terreaux, an iconic part of Lyon’s heritage, was completed. This extraordinary undertaking...

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Amphitheatre of the Three Gauls

Built in 19 AD above the Gallic market town of Condatum, outside the Roman city, the Amphitheatre was extended a century later at Hadrian's request...

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Eglise Saint Bruno lès Chartreux

Enter the only baroque church in Lyon on the slopes of the Croix-Rousse district.

Lyon City Hall

Thomas Blanchet (1614-1689) accomplished one of the most beautiful painted Baroque decors in France here in around 1655. Jules Hardouin-Mansart also...

Le Quartier de la Croix-Rousse

This district includes a hill, in continuation of the Peninsula, " the Slopes of Croix-Rousse " (include in the district of the UNESCO world heritage)...

Famous People from Lyon wall painting

This mural (covering 800m²) represents 2000 years of history with 25 historical Lyonnais figures and 6 contemporary. It was created by the Cité de la...

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Eglise Saint Polycarpe

The 17th-c. church is carved out of the hill and surrounded by buildings. It has a very famous organ, created by Augustin Zeiger from Lyon in 1841. It...

Bibliothèque de la Cité wall painting

400 m² painted wall. It shows an immense bookcase containing works by several hundred writers in different genres (novels, poetry, theatre, science...

Eglise Notre Dame Saint Vincent

It was built on the ruins of a former church from 1759 to 1789 by the Augustine monks, and then extended from 1860 to 1882. Listed as a historical...

Marché Biologique de la Croix-Rousse (organic market)

Boulevard de la Croix-Rousse

Products sold: fruit and vegetables, cheese, poultry, cooked meat, bread, etc.

The Fine Arts Museum Garden

Classical 1200 m² garden created at the end of the 19th century. The secular walls of the former abbey protect passers-by from the noise from outside.

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Traboule Passage Thiaffait

Traboule located inside the "Village des Créateurs" (Designer' Village)

City Hall Carillon

The city hall belfry has housed 4 bells since 1675: 3 of them are still the original bells cast by the Lyon-based founder Dupont.


At the start of the 17th c., the Order of the Visitation occupied the Couvent Sainte Marie des Chaînes. This convent was taken over by the Army in...

Temple de la Lanterne

This Neo-Gothic building from 1856 is divided into two parts, the front on Rue Lanterne and the rear forming the chapel. The organ, in its original...

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