Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #2 in Lyon, France


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 6 sights
Distance 1.7 km
Ascend 123 m
Descend 85 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

1007 meters / 12 minutes

Sight 2: 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.

Wikipedia: Church of Saint-Just, Lyon (EN)

298 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 3: Fresque Les basiliques de Saint-Just

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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)

47 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 4: Site archéologique de Saint-Just Les Minimes

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Site archéologique de Saint-Just Les Minimes

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.

Wikipedia: Basilica of Saint Justus (EN)

135 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 5: Mausolée romain de Satrius

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The tomb of Turpio is a Roman tomb that is part of a set of ten funeral monuments discovered at the exit of Lyon in 1885, during clearing work in the Saint-Just district. This set is to be linked to ancient trion necropolises.

Wikipedia: Tombeau de Turpio (FR)

210 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 6: 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.

Wikipedia: Saint Irenaeus Church, Lyon (EN)


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