Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #12 in Lyon, France


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 5 sights
Distance 3.3 km
Ascend 36 m
Descend 34 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: 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.

Wikipedia: Parc Henry-Chabert (EN)

826 meters / 10 minutes

Sight 2: 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 continuity between the Henry-Chabert park, the Halle Tony Garnier and the banks of the Rhône through a pedestrian promenade whose design follows the curves of the slope, separating the low space from the high space, and a transverse cycle path.

Wikipedia: Parc des berges du Rhône (FR)

639 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 3: Halle Tony Garnier

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Halle Tony Garnier

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 standing 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), Website

1539 meters / 18 minutes

Sight 4: Aquarium de Lyon

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Aquarium de Lyon

The 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), Website

292 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 5: Fresque du Confluent

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The list of painted walls in Lyon is a non-exhaustive list of exterior murals in the Rhône department and the metropolis of Lyon. In everyday language, these "painted walls" are also called trompe-l'oeil or fresco.

Wikipedia: Liste de murs peints lyonnais (FR)


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