Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #10 in Lyon, France


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 8 sights
Distance 4.5 km
Ascend 72 m
Descend 137 m

Experience Lyon in France in a whole new way with our self-guided sightseeing tour. This site not only offers you practical information and insider tips, but also a rich variety of activities and sights you shouldn't miss. Whether you love art and culture, want to explore historical sites or simply want to experience the vibrant atmosphere of a lively city - you'll find everything you need for your personal adventure here.

Individual Sights in Lyon

Sight 1: Historic Site of Lyon

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Vieux Lyon is the largest Renaissance district of Lyon. In 1964, Vieux-Lyon, the city's oldest district, became the first site in France to be protected under the Malraux law to protect France's cultural sites. Covering an area of 424 hectares between the Fourvière hill and the river Saône, it is one of Europe's most extensive Renaissance neighborhoods. There are three distinct sections: Saint Jean, Saint Paul and Saint Georges. In 1998, Vieux Lyon was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List along with other districts in Lyon because of its historical importance and architecture.

Wikipedia: Vieux Lyon (EN), Heritage Website

1360 meters / 16 minutes

Sight 2: Église Saint-François-de-Sales

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Église Saint-François-de-Sales

The Church of Saint-François de Sales is a Catholic church dedicated to Saint Francis de Sales, located at 11 rue Auguste-Comte in the Ainay district, in the 2nd arrondissement of Lyon.

Wikipedia: Église Saint-François-de-Sales de Lyon (FR)

302 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 3: Musée des Tissus et des Arts décoratifs

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The Musée des Tissus is located in the 2nd arrondissement of Lyon, at 34 rue de la Charité, along with the Musée des Arts Décoratifs.

Wikipedia: Musée des Tissus et des Arts décoratifs (FR), Website

98 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 4: Hôtel de Sarron

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The Hôtel de Sarron is a building listed as a historical monument by decree of November 19, 1991, located in the 2nd arrondissement of Lyon. It housed the offices of Mathieu Paquet's printing and bookshop, which became those of the Presse Lyonnaise du Sud-Est, which prints the daily newspaper L'Express de Lyon.

Wikipedia: Hôtel de Sarron (FR)

265 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 5: Statue de Monsieur Ampère

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The Monument to Ampere is a statue erected on Place Ampère in the 2nd arrondissement of Lyon, France. Installed in 1888, it depicts the scholar André-Marie Ampère seated. Its sculptor was Charles Textor, its architect Joseph Dubuisson and the founder was Thiébaut.

Wikipedia: Monument à Ampère (FR)

137 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 6: Basilique Saint-Martin d'Ainay

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The Basilica of Saint-Martin d'Ainay is a Romanesque church in Ainay in the Presqu'île district in the historic centre of Lyon, France. A quintessential example of Romanesque architecture, it was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List along with other notable buildings in the centre of Lyon as a testimony to Lyon's long history as an important European town and unique blend of architectural styles.

Wikipedia: Basilica of Saint-Martin d'Ainay (EN), Website

1249 meters / 15 minutes

Sight 7: Le Lien

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Le Lien

The boat-chapel of the boatmen of Lyon or Le Lien, is a barge in which a chapel dedicated to Catholic worship is installed.

Wikipedia: Bateau-chapelle des bateliers de Lyon (FR)

1094 meters / 13 minutes

Sight 8: Basilique funéraire Saint-Laurent de Choulans

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Saint-Laurent-de-Choulans is an archaeological site located in Lyon at the foot of the entrance to the Fourvière tunnel, and dates from the Merovingian period. This site includes the remains of a church surrounded by a fenced Christian necropolis, with an area of 0.5 to 1 ha.

Wikipedia: Basilique funéraire Saint-Laurent de Choulans (FR)


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