Portraits of Lyon
This exhibition gives visitors the key pointers for understanding the modern city. An overview of Lyon's history that combines historical and geographical data, symbolic and collector's items, fictitious testimonials, films and interactive models.
On the waterfront
Against a backdrop of ecological challenges and a new appetite for urban living, the Lyon History Museum proposes an exploration of the Saône and Rhône, the two rivers that flow through Lyon and form an integral part of its history and identity.
The Gadagne gardens
Located on the 4th floor, the hanging Gadagne gardens are a lovely place for a stroll or a rest. Sit down on a deckchair, close your eyes and listen to the lulling whisper of the water flowing through the cool 17th century caves.
I expected a small museum on the history of the city, but ended up in an exceptionally organized museum in a Renaissance building renovated to perfection. We admire the quality of the rooms, the windows and the preservation of this jewel of old Lyon. For fans of cities, history and architecture, this place is a must.
The history of the city from its beginnings to the present day. Addressed to tourists as well as to Lyonnais who want to know their city. You can learn interesting things about historical moments that have marked the city and the country.
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Municipal libraries of Lyon
Conferences, workshops, meetings... Discover the cultural events of Lyon municipal libraries!
The Lyon history museum is the coolest of all the museums in the Lyon metropolis, an ancient majestic city!