32 Sights in Lyon, France (with Map and Images)

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1. Chapelle de l'hôpital Édouard-Herriot

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The Lyon Edul-Herriot Hospital Chapel is located within a hospital complex built in 1920 by Lyon architect Tony Garnier in the district of Grange Blanche. The original project for the hospital, which was inaugurated in 1934 by the President of the Republic, Albert Lebrun, did not include a chapel. Following the demolition of the Charit é hospital, the Sisters of the Charit é hospital and the Sisters of H ô tel-Dieu moved into the new premises immediately after completion, on the decision of the city council and Mayor Edouard Herriot. Tony Garnier commissioned the church to be built by one of his students, Louis Thomas, who joined his studio in 1924.

Wikipedia: Chapelle de l'hôpital Édouard-Herriot (FR)

2. Eugène Pons

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Eugène Pons (15 May 1886 – 24 February 1945) was a French Catholic figure, printer and resistance fighter specializing in the printing of clandestine newspapers. From 1940 to 1944, he was in charge in his printing house on the rue de la Vieille-Monnaie of the printing of newspapers of the Resistance, in particular Témoignage chrétien, Combat, La Marseillaise and Franc-tireur. He also took charge of the 25,000 copies of the Faux Nouvelliste on December 31, 1943. Defending one of the employees of his printing house, he was arrested in May 1944, then deported to Neuengamme where he died of exhaustion in 1945.

Wikipedia: Eugène Pons (FR)

3. Musée des Confluences

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The Musée des Confluences is a science centre and anthropology museum which opened on 20 December 2014 in the 2nd arrondissement of Lyon, (Rhône), France. It is located at the southern tip of the Presqu'île at the confluence of the Rhône and the Saône, adjacent to Autoroute A7, and comprises part of a larger redevelopment project of the Confluence quarter of Lyon. The deconstructivist architectural design, said to resemble a floating crystal cloud of stainless steel and glass, was created by the Austrian firm Coop Himmelb(l)au.

Wikipedia: Musée des Confluences (EN)

4. Jardin du Palais Saint-Pierre

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Jardin du Palais Saint-Pierre Mathilde Hospital / CC BY-SA 4.0

St Pierre's Palace Garden is a municipal garden in Lyon, located in Lyon Art Museum. It is located in a rectangle delineated by the arcade of the cloister in front of the Benedictine monastery. It adopts a regular style and consists of half-moon or rectangular lawns, dotted with vegetation and different sculptures. It is located in the center of the peninsula. Like the Art Museum, the garden is open from 10 am to 6 pm every day except Tuesdays and public holidays, and from 10.30 am to 6 pm on Fridays.

Wikipedia: Jardin du palais Saint-Pierre (FR)

5. Hôtel d'Estaing

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The Maison du Chamarier, also known as Hôtel d'Estaing, is a house at 37 rue Saint-Jean in the 5th arrondissement of Lyon, at the corner of Rue de la Bombarde. It was built in 1498 but the ancient ruins are from the thirteenth century. From Latin cameriarus, the word "Chamarier" means the superintendent of the finances of the bishop of the Lyon Cathedral. He also has the keys to the gates of the enclosure canonical. From the fifteenth century, he gathered the taxes collected during the fairs.

Wikipedia: Maison du Chamarier (EN)

6. Château de La Motte

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Château de La Motte is a French castle that is also known as The castle of La Motte or just La Mothe. It is located in the 7th arrondissement of Lyon, on the left bank of the Rhône. It stands near the junction of two ancient roads of eastern and southern Lyon, on the border between the Dauphiné and Lyonnais. It occupies a small hill created in Gallo-Roman times for flood protection and because of good visibility.

Wikipedia: Château de La Motte (Lyon) (EN)

7. Parc des Berges du Rhône

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The Parc des Berges du Rhône is a 5.5 ha park in Lyon located in the Gerland district of the 7th arrondissement of Lyon. It creates a continuity between the Henry-Chabert Park, the Halle Tony Garnier and the quays of the Rhône through a pedestrian promenade whose design follows the curves of the slope, separating the lower space from the upper space, and a transverse bike lane.

Wikipedia: Parc des berges du Rhône (FR)

8. Parc Jacob Kaplan

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The Parc Jacob-Kaplan or Parc de la Buire is a park in Lyon with a surface area of 5,000 m2, located in the Buire district of the 3rd arrondissement of Lyon. It is named after Jacob Kaplan, resistance fighter and then chief rabbi of France from 1955 to 1980. The park is significantly marked by hydraulic developments and an artificial stormwater infiltration moat.

Wikipedia: Parc Jacob-Kaplan (FR)

9. Parc Sergent Blandan

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Parc Sergent Blandan, also shortened to Parc Blandan, is an urban park in the 7th arrondissement of Lyon in Lyon, France, adjacent to Cimetière de la Guillotière Ancien. With an area of 17 hectares, the park opened to the public on 13 September 2013 at the location of Caserne sergent Blandan, a military barracks previously known as "Fort Lamothe".

Wikipedia: Parc Sergent Blandan (EN)

10. Halle Tony Garnier

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The Halle Tony Garnier is an arena and concert hall in Lyon, France. It was designed by Tony Garnier in 1905. Originally a slaughterhouse, the building was renovated in 1987 and opened as a concert hall in 1988. With a capacity of nearly 17,000, it is the third biggest venue in France after the Accor Arena and Paris La Défense Arena.

Wikipedia: Halle Tony Garnier (EN)

11. Colline de Fourvière

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Fourvière is a district of Lyon, France, a hill immediately west of the old part of the town, rising from the river Saône. It is the site of the original Roman settlement of Lugdunum in 43 BC. The district contains many religious buildings including convents, monasteries and chapels. It is known in Lyon as "the hill that prays".

Wikipedia: Fourvière (EN)

12. Galeries souterraines de la balme Saint-Clair

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Les Ar ê tes de Poisson, also known as Balme Saint-Clair Underground Gallery or R é seau des Fantasques, is an underground gallery network in Lyon, consisting of a main gallery and 32 or 34 side galleries, from Rh ó ne to Magneval Street. The second vertebra is perpendicular to the first vertebra, but does not serve the edge.

Wikipedia: Arêtes de poisson (FR)

13. Rampant du siphon des Massues

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The Br é venne aqueduct is one of the ancient aqueducts in Lyon, serving the ancient city of Lugdunum. It is the third diversion channel built by Lyon, with a total length of 70 kilometers, reaching Fourvißre district in the fifth district of Lyon today. It gets its name from the river on which it lives-Brevin River.

Wikipedia: Aqueduc de la Brévenne (FR)

14. Cour des Voraces

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Cour des Voraces Blaise LAUSTRIAT (je suis l'auteur) / CC BY-SA 2.5

The Cour des Voraces, also called Maison de la République, is a courtyard building in the Pentes quarter, in the 1st arrondissement of Lyon, famous for its enormous six-floor stairway. It is an impressive traboule, a covered passage with entrances on Place Colbert, Montée Saint-Sébastien and Rue Imbert-Colomès.

Wikipedia: Cour des Voraces (EN)

15. Basilique Saint-Bonaventure

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The Église Saint-Bonaventure is one of the churches of the quarter Presqu'île, located on the Place des Cordeliers, in the 2nd arrondissement of Lyon. This is the only medieval building not demolished after the creation of the rue Impériale, under the Second Empire by the prefect Claude-Marius Vaïsse.

Wikipedia: Église Saint-Bonaventure (EN)

16. Démocrite méditant sur le siège de l'âme

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Démocrite méditant sur le siège de l'âme
Léon-Alexandre Delhomme
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Democritus meditating on the seat of the soul is a statue by Léon-Alexandre Delhomme (1841–1895), exhibited at the Paris Salon of 1868. It shows the Greek philosopher Democritus, his eyes fixed on a skull he holds in his hands. It is now exhibited in the garden of the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon.

Wikipedia: Democritus meditating on the seat of the soul (EN)

17. Aquarium de Lyon

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Aquarium de Lyon Aurelie Chaumat / Public domain

The Aquarium du Grand Lyon or Aquarium de Lyon is a public aquarium located in the La Mulatière district of the city of Lyon, France, near the confluence of the Rhône and Saône rivers in the Rhône department. Like the Aqualand parks elsewhere in Europe, it belongs to the Spanish group Aspro-Ocio.

Wikipedia: Aquarium du Grand Lyon (EN)

18. Centauresse et Faune

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La Centauresse et le faune or Centauresse et Faune is a sculpture by Augustin Courtet installed in the garden of the Palais Saint-Pierre in 1849 before being transferred to the Parc de la Tête d'or near the Porte des Enfants du Rhône. The statue was cast by the Parisian founder Édouard Quesnel.

Wikipedia: Centauresse et Faune (FR)

19. Jardin des Chartreux

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Chatterus Garden is a park covering an area of about one hectare in Lyon. It is located on the hillside of Croix-Rousse in the first sector of Lyon and passes through the Gonin passage, which is a pedestrian road connecting General Giraud's Cours du G é n é ral Giraud's Cours du Giraud's Cours

Wikipedia: Jardin des Chartreux (FR)

20. Prison Montluc

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Prison Montluc
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Fort Montluc, also known as Fort de Villeurbanne, is a fort located in the 3rd arrondissement of Lyon. The fort was built in 1831 as part of the Ceintures de Lyon, which were a series of fortifications surrounding Lyon. It is currently used as a metropolitan police station.

Wikipedia: Fort Montluc (EN)

21. Basilique de Fourvière

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The Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière is a minor basilica in Lyon. It was built with private funds between 1872 and 1896 in a dominant position overlooking the city. The site it occupies was once the Roman forum of Trajan, the forum vetus, thus its name.

Wikipedia: Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière (EN)

22. Horloge Charvet

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The Charvet clock, also known as "Horloge aux Guignols," was installed in 1864 in Lyon, France. It is located at 8 Poulaillerie Street and has been on the front of H ô tel de Gadagne, where the Lyon History Museum is located since January 2021.

Wikipedia: Horloge Charvet (FR)

23. Église Notre-Dame Saint-Louis

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Notre Dame de St. Louis is a Catholic church located in La Guillotißre, the seventh district of Lyon, and is the oldest parish shrine in the district. It is located at the intersection of rue de la Madeleine and Grande rue de la Guillotißre.

Wikipedia: Église Notre-Dame Saint-Louis de Lyon (FR)

24. Hôtel Bullioud

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Hôtel Bullioud Arnaud Fafournoux / Public domain

The Hotel Bullioud, is a mansion on rue Juiverie in Lyon. It is known for philibert Delorme's gallery built following his trip to Italy (1536). Its décor is the first experience in France of a new architectural style, the Renaissance style.

Wikipedia: Hôtel de Bullioud (FR)

25. Église arménienne Saint-Jacques

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Église arménienne Saint-Jacques Sebleouf / CC-BY-SA-3.0

The Armenian Church of Saint-Jacques de Lyon or Sourp Hagop Church is a religious building of the Armenian Apostolic Church located in the 3rd arrondissement of Lyon, at No. 40 rue d'Arménie. The church is dedicated to James of Nisibis.

Wikipedia: Église arménienne Saint-Jacques de Lyon (FR)

26. Mémorial National de la Prison de Montluc

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Mémorial National de la Prison de Montluc
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Montluc prison is a former prison located on rue Jeanne Hachette in the 3rd arrondissement of Lyon, France. It was known for being an internment, torture and killing place by the Gestapo during the occupation of France by the Nazis.

Wikipedia: Montluc prison (EN)

27. Église de l'Annonciation

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Annonciation Church is a Greek Orthodox church located in the seventh district of Athens Street in Lyon. It belongs to the Patriarchate of Constantinople and the French Greek Orthodox Metropolis. It is dedicated to good news.

Wikipedia: Église grecque de l'Annonciation de Lyon (FR)

28. Mausolées romains de Julius Severianus, de Quintus Valerius et de Julia

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Mausolées romains de Julius Severianus, de Quintus Valerius et de Julia Bolel sur Wikipédia français / Public domain

Turpio's tomb, a Roman tomb, is part of ten funeral monuments discovered outside Lyon in 1885, when cleanup work was carried out in the St. Juster district. This group can be connected with the ancient cemetery in Trion.

Wikipedia: Tombeau de Turpio (FR)

29. La fresque des Lyonnais

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The Fresco of lyonnais is a mural of 800 m2 of surface, located in Lyon, in France. It represents twenty-four historical figures from Lyon and six contemporary figures. It was realized in 1994-1995 by CitéCréation.

Wikipedia: Fresque des Lyonnais (FR)

30. Fontaine Bartholdi

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The Fontaine Bartholdi is a fountain sculpted by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi and realised in 1889 by Gaget & Gautier. It was erected at the Place des Terreaux, in the 1st arrondissement of Lyon, in September 1892.

Wikipedia: Fontaine Bartholdi (EN)

31. Musée Testut-Latarjet

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The Testut-Latarjet Museum is a museum of medical and anatomical history in Rillieux-la-Pape. It was founded in 1854 and named in 1992 after two anatomists at Lyon College, Jean-L é o Testut and Andr é Latarjet.

Wikipedia: Musée Testut-Latarjet (FR)

32. Château de la Bachasse

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Château de la Bachasse PHILDIC / Public domain

The Château de la Bachasse is located on the hillside, facing the Yzeron, in the commune of Sainte-Foy-lès-Lyon, in the Rhône. Its name recalls the existence of a pond dug in the courtyard of the farm.

Wikipedia: Château de la Bachasse (FR)

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