46 Sights in Métropole de Lyon, France (with Map and Images)

Here you can find interesting sights in Métropole de Lyon, France. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 46 sights are available in Métropole de Lyon, France.

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1. La Tour Rose

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The Maison du Screen, also called the "pink tower" because of its ocher staircase, is a building located at 16 rue du Bœuf, in the 5th arrondissement of Lyon, in France. Located in the heart of old Lyon (Saint-Jean), it is one of the most remarkable buildings in the neighborhood because of its ocher color, the tower that adorns it and which gives it its name. The most illustrious residents was the King of France Henri IV, who stayed there a few days in 1600, during his marriage to Marie de Médicis, celebrated less than 300 meters from the house, at the Saint-Jean primatial. It has been classified as a historic monument since 1937. It houses the French Orthodox parish. The La Tour Rose restaurant, originally on the ground floor of the building and now moved to another address in rue du Beef, takes its name from the stair tower.

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2. Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon

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Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon - Photo Corentin Mossière / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon is a municipal museum of fine arts in the French city of Lyon. Located near Place des Terreaux, it is housed in a former Benedictine convent which was active during the 17th and 18th centuries. It was restored between 1988 and 1998, remaining open to visitors throughout this time despite the restoration works. Its collections range from ancient Egyptian antiquities to the Modern art period, making the museum one of the most important in Europe. It also hosts important exhibitions of art, for example the exhibitions of works by Georges Braque and Henri Laurens in the second half of 2005, and another on the work of Théodore Géricault from April to July 2006. It is one of the largest art museums in France.

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3. Eugène Pons

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Eugène Pons, born May 15, 1886 in Saint-Etienne and died in deportation on February 24, 1945 at the Neuengamme concentration camp, is a Catholic figure in Lyon, a printer and a French resistant specializing in the printing of clandestine newspapers. From 1940 to 1944, he was responsible in his printing press of the rue de la Vieille-Monnaie for the impression of newspapers of the Resistance, in particular Christian testimony, combat, the Marseillaise and Franc-Tireur. He also took care of the 25,000 copies of the false news on December 31, 1943. Defeating one of the employees of his printing press, he was arrested in May 1944, then deported to Neuengamme where he died of exhaustion in 1945.

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4. Prétendu Sanctuaire de Cybèle

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The Insula Basilicale is the name given by its inventor Amable Audin to a site that hosted several Roman constructions, in the ancient district of Fourvière in Lyon, in France. Overlooking the ancient theater, it was searched from 1925 by several archaeologists and then widely cleared by Audin between 1965 and 1978. The identification of discovered ruins were the subject of various, both historical and speculative interpretations, but its destination remains unknown. Thus, many names have been conferred on this complex space, including the Augustan Basilica, Cybèle temple, Cybele Sanctuary, or Pseudo-Sanctuaire de Cybele, Pretoire de Agrippa or even Palais du Governor.

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5. Parc des Berges du Rhône

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Rh ó ne Berges du Rh ó ne Park is a 5.5 hectare park located in the Gerland district of Lyon's seventh district. It creates continuity between Henry-Chabert Park, Tony Garnier Hall and Rhone River Wharf, through a walkway, curved design along the ramp, separating the low space from the high space, and a horizontal cycle path. (2) It creates continuity between Henry-Charbert Park, Tony Garnier Hall and Rhone River Wharf. This walkway is designed along the curve of the slope, separating the low space from the high space. This walkway is designed along the curve of the slope, and this walkway is designed along the curve of the slope.

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6. Jardin du Palais Saint-Pierre

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

The Jardin du Palais Saint-Pierre is a Lyonnais municipal garden located within the grounds of the Museum of Fine Arts in Lyon. It is part of a rectangle delimited by the arcades of the former cloister of the Benedictine Abbey. Regular style, it consists of lawn flow hears in half-light or rectangular, punctuated by vegetation and different sculptures. It is located in the city center on the peninsula. Like the Museum of Fine Arts, the garden is open every day, except Tuesdays and holidays, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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7. Église Saint-Nizier

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The Church of Saint-Nizier is a church in the Presqu'ile district of Lyon, France, in the 2nd arrondissement, between the Place des Terreaux and the Place des Jacobins. Its name refers to Nicetius of Lyon, a bishop of the city during the 6th century. Begun in the 14th century and only completed in the 19th century, the church contains a variety of architectural styles, ranging from the neo-Gothic spire to the classical Renaissance facade. In 1998, it was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List along with other historic buildings in Lyon.

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8. 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.

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9. Parc Henry-Chabert

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Parc Henry-Chabert simlaurent / CC BY 3.0

Parc Henry-Chabert, previously Parc de Gerland and also called Parc du Confluent, is a large greenspace in Lyon situated on a former industrial site in the south of the city near the confluence of the Rhône and the Saone. Construction began in 1996, and the park was developed over an area of 80 hectares. The initial two phases of construction concluded in 2000 and 2006, and were carried out by landscape architect Michel Corajoud. The project was managed by Grand Lyon. The park was renamed to Parc Henry-Chabert on 19 December 2020.

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10. Maison du Chamarier

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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.

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11. Musées Gadagne

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Gadagne and its two museums form a museum complex in Lyon, France. It is located in the fifth district of St. Jean, one of the three districts of Old Lyon, along with St. Paul and St. George, at the Pierrevive Hotel, renamed "H ô tel de Gadagne". Gadagne is home to two museums in France, MHL-Mus é e d 'Historique de Lyon and MAM-Mus é e des Arts de la Marionnette, a small theatre offering puppet shows and conference shows, a shop, a coffee shop and a hanging garden overlooking the city.

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12. Cathédrale Saint-Jean

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Lyon Cathedral is a Roman Catholic church located on Place Saint-Jean in central Lyon, France. The cathedral is dedicated to Saint John the Baptist, and is the seat of the Archbishop of Lyon. Begun in 1180 on the ruins of a 6th-century church, it was completed in 1476. Despite its long construction time, it has a relatively consistent architectural style. In 1998, the building, along with other historic sites in the center of Lyon, was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

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13. Aqueduc de Beaunant

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Aqueduc de Beaunant Following Hadrian / CC BY-SA 2.0

The Aqueduct of the Gier is an ancient Roman aqueduct probably constructed in the 1st century AD to provide water for Lugdunum (Lyon), in what is now eastern France. It is the longest and best preserved of four Roman aqueducts that served the growing capital of the Roman province of Gallia Lugdunensis. It drew its water from the source of the Gier, a small tributary of the Rhone, on the slopes of Mont Pilat, 42 km (26 mi) south-west of Lyon.

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14. Aux enfants du Rhône défenseurs de la Patrie

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To the children of the Rhône defenders of the Fatherland commonly known as the Rhône children's monument is a war memorial dedicated to Lyon soldiers who died during the Franco-German war of 1870. It is located place du Général-Leclerc at the entrance to the park of The golden head called "Porte des Enfants du Rhône" in Lyon in France. The sculpture was carried out by the sculptor Étienne Pagny and was inaugurated on October 30, 1887.

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15. Veilleur de pierre

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Veilleur de Pierre, a sculpture by sculptor Georges Salendre and architect Louis Thomas, was installed at the intersection of Rue Gasparin and Place Bellecour in Lyon in 1948. It is a monument to France's internal resistance to commemorate the German killing of resistance members Albert Chambonne, Gilbert Drew, Leon Pfeiffer, Rene Bernard and Francis Hilat on July 27, 1944, at the site of the sculpture.

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16. Église orthodoxe russe Saint-Nicolas

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The Russian Orthodox Church Saint-Nicolas (in Russian храм св. Николая чудотворца) is a church located at 5, rue Sainte-Geneviève, in the 6th arrondissement of Lyon, in the Brotteaux district. It is an “non-canononic” Orthodox church, since the parish left in 2001 the synod of the Russian Orthodox Church outside borders of Metropolitan Lavr.

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17. Jardin des Chartreux

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The Jardin des Chartreux is a Lyon park of about one hectare. Located in the 1st arrondissement of Lyon on the slopes of the Croix-Rousse, it is crossed by the Gonin passage, Piedton path, which connects the course of General Giraud, which the garden runs between the climb of the mute and the Rouville square, At the Quai Saint-Vincent.

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18. Palais archiépiscopal

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The Archiepiscopal Palace of Lyon, or Palais Saint-Jean, is a building of medieval origin located in the 5th arrondissement of Lyon. Home of the bishops and archbishops of Lyon for many centuries, it has undergone multiple developments. Confiscated during the Revolution, it was used from 1974 to store the municipal archives of Lyon.

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19. Musée de l'Imprimerie et de la communication graphique

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Musée de l'Imprimerie et de la communication graphique Alorange / Public domain

The Museum of Printing and Graphic Communication is one of the Lyon museums whose main missions are to enrich, keep, document and enhance the book and graphic heritage from various audiences. Two banners report the entrance to the Couronne hotel, headquarters of the Printing Museum, located at 13, rue de la Poulaillerie.

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20. Église Saint-Just

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The church of Saint-Just or Saint-Just of the Maccabees church, is a church in Lyon, France. It is located at 41 rue des Farges, in Lyon and until 2014, the church hosted the "French-speaking Orthodox parish of the Holy Encounter", a parish of the Orthodox Byzantine rite dependent on the patriarchate of Constantinople.

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21. 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.

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22. Église Saint-Étienne

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Église Saint-Étienne Jean-Baptiste Marduel / Public domain

The Saint-Etienne church in Lyon, destroyed after the French Revolution, is probably the oldest church in Lyon. It belongs to the cathedral group of Lyon and is located north of the Saint-Jean primatial and south of the Sainte-Croix church. It encompasses the ancient baptistery that adjoined the cathedral.

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23. 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.

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24. Chapelle Sainte-Croix de Lyon

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The Sainte-Croix Chapel or Chapel of the Missionaries of Notre-Dame is a Byzantine style building located in the 6th arrondissement of Lyon. Raised in memory of the victims of the siege of Lyon of 1793, it belongs to the commission of the religious monument of the Brotteaux, an association law of 1901.

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25. Église Saint-Pothin

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The Église Saint-Pothin is a Roman Catholic church located in Lyon, France. The parish church sits on the left bank of the Rhône, in the 6th arrondissement of Lyon, at the Place Edgar Quinet. By order of 2 May 2007, the whole church was included in the supplementary inventory of monuments historiques.

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26. Le Gros Caillou

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Le Big Caillou is one of the symbols of the La Croix-Rousse district of Lyon, in France. Erected as a stele, this very hard gray-white-white-white rock is a quartzite whose mineralogical composition shows that it has been transported from the Alps to Lyon by the glaciers: this is called a Erratic block.

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27. Démocrite méditant sur le siège de l'âme

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Démocrite méditant sur le siège de l'âme
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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.

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28. 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.

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29. Église Sainte-Croix de Lyon

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The Sainte-Croix Church in Lyon is a Catholic religious building destroyed in the 19th century. It is the most northern church of the Lyon episcopal group including the Saint-Jean cathedral and the old Saint-Etienne church, remains of its foundations are visible in the adjoining archaeological park.

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30. Église Saint-Augustin

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The Saint-Augustin church, a building assigned to Catholic worship, is located in the 4th arrondissement of Lyon, at the intersection of the Denfert Rochereau and Jacquard streets. It constitutes the most recent parish sanctuary in the district, with the exception of the Sainte-Élisabeth church.

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31. Musée Miniature et Cinéma

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The Miniature and Motion Picture Museum, formerly known as the Miniature and Motion Picture Set Museum, is a private museum founded in 2005 by miniature artist Dan Allman. It is located at 60 St. Jean Street in Lyon, in the historic building of the former lawyer's house.

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32. Église Saint-Polycarpe

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The Église Saint-Polycarpe is a Roman Catholic church located in the 1st arrondissement of Lyon, on the slopes of La Croix-Rousse, between rue René Leynaud, rue Burdeau and passages Mermet and Thiaffait. It is the oldest church of the Oratory of Saint Philip Neri.

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33. Église du Bon-Pasteur

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The Église du Bon-Pasteur is a Roman Catholic church located at rue Neyret on the slopes of La Croix-Rousse, near the montée de la Grande Côte, in the 1st arrondissement of Lyon. Cardinal Barbarin described the church as "highly symbolic for Lyon Christians".

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34. Maison Saint-Joseph

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San Irene Seminary is a seminary dedicated to San Irene Seminary, located in San Foy-Rice-Lyon. The building, listed as a historic monument on March 22, 2007 and labeled a "20th century heritage", was sold to a property developer in 2010 and recreated in Lyon.

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35. Centauresse et Faune

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Centaur and the Animals, a sculpture by Augustine Coulter, was installed in the garden of St. Pierre's Palace in 1849 and later transferred to T ê te d'or Park near the children's gate on the Rhone River. The statue was cast by Paris founder Edward Quisnell.

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36. Théâtre Gallo-Romain de Fourvière

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The Ancient Theatre of Fourvière is a Roman theatre in Lyon, France. It was built on the hill of Fourvière, which is located in the center of the Roman city. The theatre is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site protecting the historic center of Lyon.

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37. Hôtel Bullioud

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Hôtel Bullioud Arnaud Fafournoux / Public domain

The Bullioud hotel is a mansion in rue Jewrie in Lyon. He is known for the gallery of Philibert Delorme built following his trip to Italy (1536). Its decor is the first experience in France of a new architectural style, the Renaissance style.

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38. Musée Testut-Latarjet

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The Testu-Latarjet museum is a museum of history of medicine and anatomy located in Rillieux-la-Pape. Founded in 1854, it owed its current name, chosen in 1992, to two anatomists from the Faculty of Lyon, Jean-Léo Testut and André Latarjet.

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39. Édouard Herriot

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Édouard Herriot AnonymousUnknown author (Keystone France) / Public domain

Édouard Marie Herriot was a French Radical politician of the Third Republic who served three times as Prime Minister and for many years as President of the Chamber of Deputies. He was leader of the first Cartel des Gauches.

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40. Espace culturel du christianisme à Lyon

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The cultural space of Christianity in Lyon (ECCLY), or Musée de l'Antiquaille is an interpretation center of the history of Christianity located on the hill of Fourvière in Lyon in France, at 49 Montée Saint-Barthélemy.

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41. Le Chant des Canuts

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Georges Salendre, born March 1, 1890 in Romanèche-la-Montagne, commune of Hautecourt-Romanèche (Ain) and died March 25, 1985 in Pierre-Bénite (Rhône), is a French sculptor essentially active in Lyon and his region.

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42. Louise Labé

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Louise Labé Pierre Woeiriot / Public domain

Louise Charlin Perrin Labé,, also identified as La Belle Cordière, was a feminist French poet of the Renaissance born in Lyon, the daughter of wealthy ropemaker Pierre Charly and his second wife, Etiennette Roybet.

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43. Site archéologique de Saint-Just Les Minimes

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Site archéologique de Saint-Just Les Minimes Unknown authorUnknown author / Public domain

The Basilica of Saint-Just also known as Saint-Just basilica or the Maccabees Basilica was one of the oldest and most powerful churches in the city of Lyon until it was destroyed during the French Wars of Religion.

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44. 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.

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45. Église Notre-Dame-Saint-Vincent

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The Église Notre Dame Saint-Vincent is a Roman Catholic church located in Lyon, on the banks of the Saône, quai Saint-Vincent, in the 1st arrondissement of Lyon. In 1984, it was classified as monument historique.

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46. Église Saint-Irénée

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The Saint Irenaeus Church, Lyon, located on the heights of Lyon in the neighborhood of St. Irenaeus, is one of the oldest churches in France. It is named for Irenaeus first Bishop of Lyon and Primate of Gaul.

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