Sights & Attractions in Lyon and the Alps

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Name Category Location
 
Basilique de Notre-Dame-de-Fourvière
The rather pompous late-19th-century basilica, at...
Religious Sites Vieux Lyon and Fourviere
 
Basilique de Saint-Martin d'Ainay
This fortified church dates back to a...
Religious Sites Presqu'ile and the Croix Rousse District
 
Cathédrale St-Jean
Solid and determined—having withstood the...
Religious Sites Vieux Lyon and Fourviere
 
Centre d'Histoire de la Résistance et de la Déportation
During World War II, Lyon played an important...
Museums / Galleries Presqu'ile and the Croix Rousse District
 
Église Saint-Paul
The 12th-century church of St-Paul is noted for...
Religious Sites Vieux Lyon and Fourviere
 
Hôtel Bullioud
This superb Renaissance mansion, close to the...
Houses / Mansions Vieux Lyon and Fourviere
 
Hôtel de Ville
Architects Jules Hardouin-Mansart and Robert de...
Architectural Sites Presqu'ile and the Croix Rousse District
 
Institut Lumière
On the site where the Lumière brothers, Auguste...
Museums / Galleries Presqu'ile and the Croix Rousse District
 
Jardin Archéologique
Inside this garden are the excavated ruins of two...
Archaeological Sites Vieux Lyon and Fourviere
 
Jardin des Plantes
In these luxurious Botanical Gardens you'll find...
Gardens / Arboretums Vieux Lyon and Fourviere
 
Maison des Canuts
Old-time Jacquard looms are still in action at...
Museums / Galleries Presqu'ile and the Croix Rousse District
 
Maison du Crible
This 17th-century mansion is one of Lyon's...
Houses / Mansions Vieux Lyon and Fourviere
 
Musée des Beaux-Arts
In the elegant 17th-century Palais St-Pierre,...
Museums / Galleries Presqu'ile and the Croix Rousse District
 
Musée Gallo-Romain de Fourvière
Since 1933, systematic excavations have unearthed...
Museums / Galleries Vieux Lyon and Fourviere
 
Musée Historique des Tissus
A sister museum to the Musée des Arts...
Museums / Galleries Presqu'ile and the Croix Rousse District
 
Musée Urbain Tony Garnier
Built between 1920 and 1933, this project (also...
Museums / Galleries Presqu'ile and the Croix Rousse District
 
Musées Gadagne
These two museums are housed in the city's...
Museums / Galleries Vieux Lyon and Fourviere
 
Opéra de Lyon
The barrel-vaulted Lyon Opera, a reincarnation...
Arts / Performance Venues Presqu'ile and the Croix Rousse District
 
Place Bellecour
Shady, imposing Place Bellecour is one of the...
Architectural Sites Vieux Lyon and Fourviere
 
Place des Terreaux
The four majestic horses rearing up from a...
Squares Presqu'ile and the Croix Rousse District
 
Rue du Bœuf
Like the parallel Rue St-Jean, Rue du Bœuf has...
Public Art (Mural / Sculpture / Statue) Vieux Lyon and Fourviere
 
Rue St-Jean
Once Vieux Lyon's major thoroughfare, this street...
Neighborhoods / Streets Vieux Lyon and Fourviere
 
Théâtres Romains
Two ruined, semicircular, Roman-built theaters...
Archaeological Sites Vieux Lyon and Fourviere
 
Tour Métallique
Beyond Fourvière Basilica is this skeletal metal...
Architectural Sites Vieux Lyon and Fourviere

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