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  • 2 Les Subsistances

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    8 bis quai St-Vincent F - 69001 Lyon

    Lying on the bank of the Saône, the buildings of Les Subsistances make up a vast ochre-toned architectural ensemble. To the right you can make out the old cloisters initially built for the Visitandines (17C) then put at the disposal of the army (1807..

  • 3 Maison des Canuts

    Museums and art

    12 r. d'Ivry F - 69004 Lyon

    The talented craftspeople of the home weavers' co-operative continue to perpetuate the traditions and know-how of the Lyons silk workers. Here you can see people operating a giant loom and a velvet loom and marvel at the old materials: lampas, damask..

  • 4 Statue de Jacquard

    Museums and art

    pl. de la Croix-Rousse F - 69004 Lyon

    In 1804, Joseph-Marie Jacquard perfected a skill whereby perforated cards enable a single worker to do the job of six people. The statute marks the gratitude of the Red Cross.

  • 5 Amphithéâtre des Trois-Gaules

    Archaeological and historical sites

    Montée des Carmélites F - 69004 Lyon

    This amphitheatre is believed to have been built in 19 BC to unite delegates from sixty Gaul tribes. Hadrian later enlarged it and history has it that St Blandine was tortured here in 177. The North part of the podium which supported the terraces has..

  • 6 Place Rouville

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. Rouville F - 69001 Lyon

    With its 365 windows, the maison Brunet at numbers 5 and 6, is a typical Lyonnais silkworkers house. The square gives you a nice glance over Lyon; of the belfry which rises up from the red roofs of the peninsular, the Crédit Lyonnais building which d..

  • 7 Jardin des Chartreux

    Nature and gardens

    quai de la Saône F - 69004 Lyon

    Boules pitches are laid out on a slight slope in this shady garden overlooking the river.

  • 8 Quai St-Vincent

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    quai St-Vincent F - 69001 Lyon

    At the foot of the garden of Chartreux, this quay gives you some wonderful views of the meander in the Saône.

  • 9 Musée urbain Tony-Garnier

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    4 r. des Serpollières F - 69008 Lyon

    This building built in the 1930's by Tony Garnier was enriched in 1991 when the artists' group «The City of the Creation» turned the walls into a series of fabulous painted murals which were in keeping with the theme of Tony Garniers design.

  • 10 Place Sathonay

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. Sathonay F - 69001 Lyon

    This square is dominated by the monumental staircase which climbs the amphitheatre framed by two lion-shaped fountains.

  • 11 Église St-Bonaventure

    Religious buildings

    26 r. de la République F - 69002 Lyon

    Saint Bonaventure, the glory of the Franciscan order died during the Lyon Assembly of 1274. The church in its simplicity bears witness to the respect that Franciscans have for all forms of poverty.

  • 12 Ancienne église St-Pierre

    Religious buildings

    r. Paul-Chenavard F - 69001 Lyon

    This church which today houses the sculptures of the Fine-Arts museum, has a narrow façade and a sober romanesque portal framing superb 18C wooden doors

  • 13 Basilique St-Martin-d'Ainay

    Religious buildings

    11 r. Bourgelat F - 69002 Lyon

    Devoted to Pascal II in 1107 this basilica has undergone many overhauls in its time. The bell-tower porch finished by a pyramid framed by some bizarre acroters has a distinctive silhouette. Inside there are some beautiful capital columns. The chapel ..

  • 14 Muséum d'Histoire naturelle

    Museums and art

    28 bd des Belges F - 69006 Lyon

    Established in 1772, this is the region's oldest museum. On display are natural history collections (paleontology and mineralogy) and archaeology and ethnology collections concerning mainly ancient Egypt (Large sphinx of Médamoud, mummies, human and ..

  • 15 Musée Africain

    Museums and art

    150 cours Gambetta F - 69007 Lyon

    2,500 objects from Western Africa (Benin and Ivory Coast) evoke the social organisation and religious practices of these countries: bronze figurines from Benin, Touareg arms and decorative trims, a set of weights (Ghana and Ivory Coast) which were us..

  • 16 Château Lumière

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    25 r. du Premier-Film F - 69008 Lyon

    It was Antoine Lumière, the father of the inventors of cinema and the auto chrome plate, Auguste and Louis Lumière, who had this majestic chateau built with its sumptuous interior. It is the home of the Lumière Institute and an exhibition that tells ..

  • 17 Quartier de La Part-Dieu

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    cours Lafayette F - 69003 Lyon

    In this quarter, which a medieval proprietor put under divine protection, they have developed many new buildings, with an administrative building (hôtel de la Courly), a bank (Crédit Lyonnais tower), a huge commercial centre, the Maurice-Ravel audito..

  • 18 Auditorium Maurice-Ravel

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    149 Rue Garibaldi F - 69003 Lyon

    This shell-shaped auditorium has an arch with a span of 70 metres

  • 19 Gare de La Part-Dieu

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. Charles-Béraudier F - 69003 Lyon

    Designed for the TGV, the station has doors on two façades (East and West) whilst the platforms are located above the reception building. Hotels and guestrooms complete the amenity which is also endowed with esplanades which are brightened with some ..

  • 20 Quai Augagneur

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    quai Augagneur F - 69003 Lyon

    Lined with imposing bourgeois buildings and shaded by plane trees, this quay which provides the setting for a lively market is a nice walk alongside the Rhône.

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