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Things to do in Lyon

 

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Parc de la Tete d'Or
Ranked #1 of 76 attractions in Lyon
Travelers' Choice® 2013 Winner Attractions
Category: Parks
This spacious park includes a fantastic rose garden, a zoo, a lake and more.
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Ranked #2 of 76 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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Ranked #3 of 76 attractions in Lyon
Category: Museums
This stately old building is located in Vieux Lyon.
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Ranked #4 of 76 attractions in Lyon
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Ranked #5 of 76 attractions in Lyon
Category: Historic Sites
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Ranked #6 of 76 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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Ranked #7 of 76 attractions in Lyon
Category: Art Museums
Home to an impressive collection of paintings, both French and international.
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Ranked #8 of 76 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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Ranked #9 of 76 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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Ranked #10 of 76 attractions in Lyon
Category: Neighborhoods
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Ranked #11 of 76 attractions in Lyon
Category: Religious Sites; Architectural Buildings; Historic Sites
A 12th-century Gothic cathedral with impressive stained-glass windows.
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Ranked #12 of 76 attractions in Lyon
  • Very good value12/29/2013
Category: Dinner Theaters
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Ranked #13 of 76 attractions in Lyon
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Ranked #14 of 76 attractions in Lyon
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums; Movie Theaters
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Ranked #15 of 76 attractions in Lyon
Category: Neighborhoods
This historic neighborhood was the location of Lyon's famous 19th-century silk industry.
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Ranked #16 of 76 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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Ranked #17 of 76 attractions in Lyon
Category: Mysterious Sites
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Ranked #18 of 76 attractions in Lyon
Category: Ancient Ruins
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Ranked #19 of 76 attractions in Lyon
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Ranked #20 of 76 attractions in Lyon
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks
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Ranked #21 of 76 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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Ranked #22 of 76 attractions in Lyon
Category: Historic Sites; History Museums; Art Museums
A historic collection of textiles and decorative arts.
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Ranked #23 of 76 attractions in Lyon
Category: Convention Centers
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Ranked #24 of 76 attractions in Lyon
Category: History Museums
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Ranked #25 of 76 attractions in Lyon
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Ranked #26 of 76 attractions in Lyon
Category: Theaters
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Ranked #27 of 76 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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Ranked #28 of 76 attractions in Lyon
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Ranked #29 of 76 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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Ranked #30 of 76 attractions in Lyon
Category: Specialty Museums
A museum of all things silk, from displays of fine silk garments to an exhibit on the process of production by the silk-worm.
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