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#1 of 80 attractions in Lyon
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Parks
This spacious park includes a fantastic rose garden, a zoo, a lake and more.
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#2 of 80 attractions in Lyon
Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites
Owner description: Standing atop Fourvière Hill, this basilica, constructed in the late 19th century, has an ornate interior to contrast its... more » Owner description: Standing atop Fourvière Hill, this basilica, constructed in the late 19th century, has an ornate interior to contrast its grave exterior. « less
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#3 of 80 attractions in Lyon
Category: Museums
This stately old building is located in Vieux Lyon.
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#4 of 80 attractions in Lyon
Category: Historic Sites
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#5 of 80 attractions in Lyon
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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#6 of 80 attractions in Lyon
Category: Dinner Theaters
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#7 of 80 attractions in Lyon
Category: Art Museums
Home to an impressive collection of paintings, both French and international.
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#8 of 80 attractions in Lyon
Category: Historic Walking Areas; Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
This hill was the location of Lyon's original Roman settlement and still is home to ancient ruins from that era.
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#9 of 80 attractions in Lyon
Category: Neighborhoods
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#10 of 80 attractions in Lyon
Category: History Museums
This museum of artwork, weapons, coins and other artifacts from ancient Rome is a reflection of Lyon's Roman past.
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#11 of 80 attractions in Lyon
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#12 of 80 attractions in Lyon
Category: Ancient Ruins
A remnant from the era of dominance of the Roman Empire, the ruins of these two amphitheaters are over 2,000 years old.
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#13 of 80 attractions in Lyon
Category: Religious Sites; Architectural Buildings; Historic Sites
A 12th-century Gothic cathedral with impressive stained-glass windows.
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#14 of 80 attractions in Lyon
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums; Movie Theaters
Owner description: In 1895, in Lyon, the Lumière brothers invented the Cinematograph. In the magnificient family home, the Lumière museum... more » Owner description: In 1895, in Lyon, the Lumière brothers invented the Cinematograph. In the magnificient family home, the Lumière museum presents the Lumière brothers' most remarkable invention. Discover the history of the Cinematograph, the Autochromes (the first color photos), and its inventors. Also visit, in front of the museum, the famous First film Warehouse, where was shot the first Lumière movie : Factory exit. Today, it is home to the Institut Lumière cinema with its daily programs. « less
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#15 of 80 attractions in Lyon
Category: Neighborhoods
This historic neighborhood was the location of Lyon's famous 19th-century silk industry.
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#16 of 80 attractions in Lyon
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#17 of 80 attractions in Lyon
Category: Ancient Ruins
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#18 of 80 attractions in Lyon
Category: Mysterious Sites
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#19 of 80 attractions in Lyon
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks
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#20 of 80 attractions in Lyon
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
This public square, lit up at night by a beautiful 19th-century fountain, is always crowded in the evenings.
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#21 of 80 attractions in Lyon
Category: Government Buildings
Owner description: Lyon's city hall, with its tall clock tower and blue-domed pavilions, fulfills the French tradition of dignified government... more » Owner description: Lyon's city hall, with its tall clock tower and blue-domed pavilions, fulfills the French tradition of dignified government buildings. « less
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#22 of 80 attractions in Lyon
Category: Historic Sites; History Museums; Art Museums
A historic collection of textiles and decorative arts.
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#23 of 80 attractions in Lyon
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#24 of 80 attractions in Lyon
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks
Owner description: Our park is an Adventur Park. We climb on the three, do fun ziplines. France Aventures is a self guided activity. Accessible... more » Owner description: Our park is an Adventur Park. We climb on the three, do fun ziplines. France Aventures is a self guided activity. Accessible to children from 4 years old and for adult too. « less
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#25 of 80 attractions in Lyon
  • what a place 06/12/2014
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#26 of 80 attractions in Lyon
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#27 of 80 attractions in Lyon
Category: Convention Centers
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#28 of 80 attractions in Lyon
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#29 of 80 attractions in Lyon
Category: Theaters
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#30 of 80 attractions in Lyon
Category: History Museums

You might expect  to stay only an hour, thinking this museum would be too upsetting.  However the stories are compelling and 3 hours can pass very quickly.  This museum is... more »

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