Not to miss in Lyon

CULTURE, A SECOND NATURE

FOURVIÈRE’S CHURCH : A MAJOR BUILDING OF  LYON HERITAGE > 
Built between 1872 and 1896, by the architects Pierre Bossan and Sainte-Marie Perrin. Its style is eclectic: austere outside and richly ornamented inside. Discover the mosaics, stained glass windows and marbles. Visit to the crypt Saint Joseph.

< LYON RENAISSANCE DISTRICT
This Renaissance district, listed by UNESCO, is the largest are a of its kind in France. It consists of 3 separate villages : St Georges to the South, St Paul to the North-East, and St Jean in the middle.The are a mainly became a town in itself during the 15th and 16th centuries. A tour enables you to see Saint Jean Cathedral, and then the district itself with its narrow streets, inner courtyards and “Traboules”

< MUSEE DES CONFLUENCES
The new confluence museum opened in December 2014, is a superb combined museum site focusing on science, art and societies. Located at the confluence of the two rivers Rhône and Saône, it presents the story of the earth itself from its earliest days and humanity through history and geography with 4 permanent exhibition areas and special areas devoted to temporary exhibitions and workshops.

 

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