Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #9 in Lyon, France


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 11 sights
Distance 5.3 km
Ascend 81 m
Descend 145 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 de la Cerisaie

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The parc de la Cerisaie is an urban park in the Croix-Rousse 4th arrondissement of Lyon, France. It is partially situated on a slope, leading from the plateau of the Croix-Rousse down towards the river Saône.

Wikipedia: Parc de la Cerisaie (EN)

23 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 2: Villa Gillet

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Villa Gillet is located in Lyon, in the Parc de la Cerisaie. It is a European and international house of contemporary writing. It gives a voice to writers, thinkers and artists. It is a cultural institution that is interested in all forms of culture: literature, humanities, political and social sciences, history, contemporary arts, etc. It brings together artists, writers, novelists and researchers from all over the world to feed a public reflection on the issues of our time during conferences, debates, round tables, and readings. The City of Lyon, the Metropolis of Lyon, the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Regional Directorate of Cultural Affairs, the National Book Centre and the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region contribute in part to its operation. From 1989 until 2019 it was managed by Guy Walter, who was also director of Subsistances.

Wikipedia: Villa Gillet (FR)

834 meters / 10 minutes

Sight 3: Portail du Château de la Tourette

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The Château de la Tourette was a pleasure residence located in the La Croix-Rousse district of Lyon. It was completely destroyed with the exception of the main door, which was classified as a historical monument by decree of 22 January 1910.

Wikipedia: Château de la Tourette (FR)

457 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 4: Église Saint-Augustin

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Église Saint-Augustin

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 arrondissement, with the exception of the Sainte-Élisabeth church.

Wikipedia: Église Saint-Augustin (Lyon) (FR)

370 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 5: Parc Francis Popy

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The Francis-Popy Park is a park in Lyon. Located in the 4th arrondissement of Lyon, in the Croix-Rousse district, it is accessed by rue Henri Gorjus, or by rue Philippe de Lassalle.

Wikipedia: Parc Francis-Popy (FR)

497 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 6: Église Sainte-Élisabeth

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Église Sainte-Élisabeth

The Church of Sainte-Élisabeth is a twentieth-century church located at the intersection of rue Hénon and rue Philippe-de-Lassalle in the 4th arrondissement of Lyon.

Wikipedia: Église Sainte-Élisabeth de Lyon (FR)

862 meters / 10 minutes

Sight 7: Église Saint-Denis-de-la-Croix-Rousse

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Église Saint-Denis-de-la-Croix-Rousse

The Church of Saint-Denis-de-la-Croix-Rousse in Lyon is a church located in the rue Hénon, in the Croix-Rousse district of Lyon, in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.

Wikipedia: Église Saint-Denis-de-la-Croix-Rousse de Lyon (FR)

200 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 8: Jardin Rosa Mir

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Jardin Rosa Mir

The Jardin Rosa Mir is a garden located in the center of La Croix-Rousse quarter in the 4th arrondissement of Lyon, and created by Jules Senis. It is housed in a courtyard of the building at No. 83 Grande Rue de la Croix-Rousse. It can be accessed through a path located at No. 87 in the same street.

Wikipedia: Jardin Rosa Mir (EN)

241 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 9: Théâtre de la Croix Rousse

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Théâtre de la Croix RousseBenoît Prieur / CC-BY-SA-3.0

The Théâtre de la Croix-Rousse is a theater located in the 4th arrondissement of Lyon, on the Place Joannès-Ambre and built from the end of the 1920s. The designer of the place is Michel Roux-Spitz. In 1980, the architect Georges Bacconnier led a restoration of the interiors.

Wikipedia: Théâtre de la Croix-Rousse (FR)

232 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 10: Fresque File le temps... reste les canuts

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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)

1571 meters / 19 minutes

Sight 11: Parc de la Tête d'Or

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The Parc de la Tête-d'Or is a public urban park located in Lyon, one of the largest in France. The work of the brothers Denis and Eugène Bühler, the park was opened in 1857 while the work was not completed. It is exactly contemporary with New York's Central Park, created in the same year. The park was enriched with many buildings such as the large greenhouses in 1865, the velodrome, the guards' chalet and the park chalet in 1894, the fence in 1896, the collection greenhouses in 1899, the war memorial on Île aux Cygnes between 1914 and 1930 and the new rose garden between 1961 and 1964.

Wikipedia: Parc de la Tête d'or (FR)


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