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Lyon and the Alps Sights

Musées Gadagne (Lyon Historical Museum and Puppet Museum)

  • 1 pl. du Petit-Collège Map It
  • Vieux Lyon

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These two museums are housed in the city's largest ensemble of Renaissance buildings, the Hôtel de Gadagne, built between the 14th and 16th century. The Musée d'Histoire de Lyon traces the city's history from its pre-Roman days onward, displaying sculpture, furniture, pottery, paintings, and engravings. The Musée des Marionnettes du Monde focuses on the history of puppets, beginning with Guignol and Madelon—Lyon's Punch and Judy—created by Laurent Mourguet in 1795. It includes two hanging gardens, a café, and a shop.

Sight Information


1 pl. du Petit-Collège, Lyon, 69005, France

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Sight Details:

  • €6 one museum, €8 for both museums
  • Wed.–Sun. 11–6:30


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