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LYON'S MAIN ATTRACTIONS

LYON MAIN’S MUSEUM

MUSEUM OF CONFLUENCES
The must-see national Science and Society Museum in Europe! Discover its stunning architecture!  Located at the confluence of the rivers Rhône and Saône, it presents the story of the earth itself from its earliest days and humanity through history and geography.
www.museedesconfluences.fr

© Quentin Lafont, Musée des Confluences, Lyon, France© Quentin Lafont, Musée des Confluences, Lyon, France

FINE ARTS MUSEUM
France's largest museum of fine arts following the Louvre

Located in the middle of the historic city centre in the building of a former Royal Abbey dating from the 17th century, the Lyon’s Fine Arts Museum has one of the largest art collections in Europe.
www.mba-lyon.fr/mba/

Musée des Beaux Arts (c) Laurent BerthierMusée des Beaux Arts (c) Laurent Berthier

 LUGDUNUM – MUSEUM AND THEATRES OF LYON
The Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon-Fourvière and the archaeological site are situated on the slopes of the Fourvière hill, formerly in the centre of the Roman City of Lugdunum, founded in 43 B.C. A superb collection of mosaics, sarcophagi, statues and artifacts, are preserved in this museum.
www.lugdunum.grandlyon.com/

INSTITUT LUMIÈRE / MUSEUM OF CINEMA
In the Lumière museum, you can discover the Lumière brothers' fabulous inventions.  The Hangar of the first film, all that remains of the Lumière factories and first “Cinématographe” scene, has been renovated and turned into a large cinema.
www.institut-lumiere.org/

(c) Institut Lumière(c) Jacques Léone

The International City of Gastronomy (opened in October 2019)
The International City of Gastronomy covers a surface area of 3,930 m², which is devoted to the theme: “gastronomy, at the crossroads of food and health”. Learning to eat well, while associating health with pleasure, boosting preventative measures and discovering and furthering the latest breakthroughs in research, are the main missions chosen for this great and innovative project.
https://citegastronomielyon.fr/en

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EXCURSIONS

BEAUJOLAIS WINE COUNTRY
(30 minutes North from Lyon)
Set off along the “Route des Crus”, with wine tasting, discover local chateaux, or visit golden stone villages with stop-off points for food.

PÉROUGES
(30 minutes North East from Lyon)
Pérouges is a medieval walled town, on a small hill overlooking the “Ain” river valley, 30 kilometers North of Lyon.
It developed in the 14th-15th centuries based around the local wine and weaving industries.

BURGUNDY
(1h30 North from Lyon)
Tour through the “Côtes de Beaune” and the “Côtes de Nuits”, tasting of prestigious vintage: “Meursault”, “Pommard”, “Aloxe-Corton”.
Discover the Dukes of Burgundy capital, Beaune, a town rich in wealth and symbolism, with its countless wine-cellars huddled round the historic hospices.

2000 years of history: 500 hectares classified as a
Unesco World Heritage Site since 1998
One of the largest Renaissance quarters in Europe after Venice : Saint Jean Cathedral, narrow streets, inner courtyards and "Traboules“ (passageways).
Capital of silk weaving : 30.000 silk weavers used to live in Lyon the 19th century
Traboules” (passageways), silk printing workshop, Lyon’s traditional know how.
Fourvière’s church (XIXème siècle) : major building of Lyon heritage
Mosaics, stained glass windows, marbles and an astonishing view on the city !
Birthplace of cinema with Lumière brothers
City of Lights: 200 sites are artistically lit up on the 8th December during Lyon’s Light Festival (2 million visitors yearly)
More than 30 museums in the city
Major contemporary architects signatures (Renzo Piano, Jean Nouvel, Santiago Calatrava...)
A true, authentic French city experience !

 

 

 

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