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  • 1. Cathédrale St-Jean

    Originellement du XIVe siècle, elle fut remaniée plusieurs fois. Elle indique : la date, les positions de la lune, du soleil et de la Terre, ainsi que celle des étoiles au-dessus de Lyon. Bien...

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  • 2. Basilique Notre Dame de Fourvière

    La basilique de Notre-Dame de Fourvière domine la ville de Lyon depuis le sommet de la colline de Fourvière, sur l'emplacement de l'ancien Forum de Trajan (Forum vetus, d'où le nom de Fourvière), où...

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  • 3. Vieux Lyon - general

    Sur la place St.-Jean, devant la cathédrale du même nom, ne manquez pas d'aller voir l'Herboristerie. C'est l'une des rares rescapées de France, où elles ont toutes pratiquement disparues. En effet,...

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  • 4. Place Bellecour

    There is so much to see, and with so little time or resources, your best bet is purchasing these cards. On purchase the card covers transportation, free passes into museums, tour guide, boat cruise,...

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  • 5. Musée Civilisation Gallo-Romaine &Amphitheatres

    Theatres Romains. There are two amphitheaters. The larger one, Grand Theatre, is the oldest in France. It was built in 15 BC to seat 10k people and still used for open air performances. The smaller...

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  • 6. Croix Rousse

    La Croix-Rousse, "colline qui travaille", pendant ouvrier et laborieux de Fourvière, la "colline qui prie", a été bâtie au début du XIXè siècle sur des terrains qui appartenaient aux communautés...

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  • 7. Presqu'ile

    Très tôt, une pompe occupa la place, puis une fontaine où l'on devait installer la statue du préfet Vaïsse. La fontaine actuelle fût décidée en 1877. Sa réalisation fût confiée à l'architecte Gaspard...

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  • 8. History and facts

    During the Great French revolution Lyons became "the released commune". The history of working-class movement included the well-known revolts of the Lyons weavers 1831 and 1834, and during the second...

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  • 9. Parc de la Téte d'Or

    Le parc zoologique a été créé en même temps que le parc. C'est le deuxième en France après la ménagerie du jardin des plantes, et le cinquième en Europe. Au début, on ne parlait que d'une ferme à...

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  • 10. Food and eating

    Breakfast was pretty much the same each day- bread and jam or zwiebacks called biscottes together with coffee and/or juice. However, with all the good things I had for lunch and supper each day, you...

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  • 11. Fourvière Hill

    Fourviere hill: Basilica Fourviere (accessible by funicular to Fourviere or by foot from Vieux-Lyon) Fourviere hill: Rose garden (accessible by funicular to Fourviere; by foot from the Roman theatre...

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  • 12. Orientation and Transportation

    My main 'tools' of orientation (besides a map and a guidebook, that is) were the two big rivers that converge in the city of Lyon. The smaller one is called the Saone River. The bigger one is the...

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  • 13. National Opera House

    New Page 1 Visit the National opera House The structure of this building is cute!! During the resoration by Jean Nouvel, 5 ujnderground levels were digged and th

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  • 14. Local Information

    Try to get your hands on a free issue of Le Petit Bulletin, it's a small, weekly newspaper packed with everything that's going on in Lyon, theatre, movies, exhabitions, clubs, bars,..... I found one...

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  • 15. Rhône & Saône Rivers

    In order to discover Lyon you do not have to make other that to walk between the 2 rivers that cross it and crossing the center climbimg on the hill that surpasses it. If you spend a night in this...

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  • 16. The Rhône River

    Why do the Swiss call this the Rotten River? Not because it is rotten in the English sense of the word, but because Rotten happens to be the Swiss-German word...

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  • 17. The Saône River

    The Saône is the smaller of the two rivers that come together in Lyon. It is also the more scenic of the two and is better behaved, since it doesn’t flood as...

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  • 18. The Foot-bridge that would not go away

    The Passerelle du Palais de Justice has quite a fascinating history.A first bridge with ten arches was built on that site in 1638. It reached a high state of...

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  • 19. Lyon - divise en deux

    There are two sides to Lyon - Lyon Part Dieu and Vieux Lyon - divided by the Saone. If you are visiting, Lyon Part Dieu is not the place to go. It's your...

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  • 20. The best part of this trip was...

    The best part of this trip was easily the weekend spent in the Alps in the small village of Alpe de Grand Serre. Round about 4.30pm, we had to stow our luggage...

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  • 21. Travel around.It is wrong to...

    Travel around.It is wrong to say of me that I have been to Lyon.I was there, but I was also on a great number of other places, like Liernolles, Vichy,...

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  • 22. When you arrives to Lyon by...

    When you arrives to Lyon by motorway from the south, you see the big petrochemical Rhone Valley(Solaize, Feyzin with Elf factories).You think certainly:this...

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  • 23. Office of Tourism - Place Bellecour

    Check out the the official Office of Tourism at la Place Bellecour. Here they have free maps as well as plenty of advice on what to see.

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