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Basilica of Fourviere

Fourvière Basilica is an iconic building that overlooks the whole of Lyon. A "Marian fortress" on the outside, the inside is richly decorated with...

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Lugdunum Roman Theatres of Lyon

The place in which Lugdunum was founded in 43 BC by Munatius Plancus includes the Grand Théâtre (tragedies and comedies), the Odéon (music, reading),...

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Courtyards and Traboules of Vieux-Lyon

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

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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...

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Saint John's Cathedral

The cathedral was built from 1180 to 1480 and is 79m long, 26m wide and 32m high (main arch). Its frontage dates from the start of the 14th c. The...

The Old Lyon district

It is since 1964 the 1st conservation area of France and one of the vastest groups Renaissance of Europe, 24 ha. At the foot of the slopes of the hill...

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...

Lyon – part of UNESCO’s World Heritage

Since its foundation by the Romans in 43 BCE, on Fourvière Hill, the city has expanded from west to east, building on the advantages offered by its...

Le Quartier des Gratte-Ciel

This district resultes from the strong political determination of mayor Lazare Goujon, along the lines of modernist utopia, but also from the...

The Confluence district

The southern tip of Lyon’s central peninsula, long devoted to manufacturing and transport, is the focus of an unprecedented project of urban...

Flower Tree

The 85-flower “Flower Tree” bouquet created by the Korean artist Jeong Hwa Choi was exhibited on Place Antonin Poncet during Lyon's contemporary art...

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Cité Internationale

The "Cite International" was realized from 1992 till 1999 by the architect Renzo PIANO and the landscape painter Michel CORAJOUD. It includes centres...

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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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Halle Tony Garnier

This building, built between 1909 and 1928 by architect Tony Garnier, was used as a slaughterhouse and cattle market until 1967, and known as La...

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River Sâone banks

Make the most of the peace and quiet of the banks of the Saône thanks to the pedestrian promenade, and its alternating urban and pastoral...

Eglise Saint Nizier

Built in 177 AD on the site where the martyrs met to break their bread, in 579 it was named Saint Nizier (the bishop buried there). Sacked by the...

Saint Martin d'Ainay Basilica - Abbey

The only Roman church in Lyon from the end of the 11th c., built on the site of the 4th c. Benedictine abbey.

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...

Eglise Saint Bonaventure

Built in 1220, renovated from 1325-1331, it reached its current size at the end of the 15th c. Used to store grain between the Revolution and 1803. It...

Eglise Saint Bruno lès Chartreux

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

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