Lyon is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Lyon one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Lyon is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Lyon or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Lyon. Explore the historical monuments of Lyon with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Lyon guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Lyon page for the complete list of attractions and activities.
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Top Historical Lyon landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of Lyon.
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1 Boulevard du 11 November 1918, 69006 Lyon, France
06:30 am - 10:30 pm
The park is Lyon’s favourite place. Despite the fact that it’s not as big as some other similar parks in France, it draws a massive crowd because it’s the only worthwhile ones in the city. The most famous of the park’s seven entrances is the Infants du Rhone. It offers a 16 acre lake in which baiting is permitted in the summ...
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20 Place des Terreaux, 69001 Lyon, France
10:30 am - 06:00 pm
Classic big and posh museum. The building, between the rivers Rhone and Saonne, is impressive enough. It was once an abbey, though the nuns were expelled in the French Revolution – probably for receiving too many aristocrats. It was called the The Palais du commerce et des Arts for a while and gained a lots of artworks, archeological items an...
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17 Rue Cleberg, 69005 Lyon, France
10:00 am - 06:00 pm
Fourviere Hill is where the history of Lyon is! If you’ve read the Asterix comics, then you know Lugdunum – Capital of the Gauls, because that’s what they called Lyon all that time ago. On this hill then, which once upon a time used to be the centre of Lyon, are three awesome attractions. The first of these is the museum – a...
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Place des Terreaux, Lyon, France
This square has seen quite a bit of Lyon’s history, and it’s more famous moments are as follows:
There was once a wall here built to serve various defensive purposes but they crumbled in the 16th century.
The nuns of Saint Pierre used bits of the wall to repair theirs convent; that building is nowadays known as the Lyon Fine Arts Museu...
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Place Bellecour, 69002 Lyon, France
Experience the beauty and warmth of Lyon from its largest pedestrian square, which is also the very centre of the beautiful city. Apart from being a spectacular attraction itself, there are a number of concerts, performances and small attractions that attract many visitors. You don’t need a ticket for Place Bellecour as it is free and open fo...
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1 Place Hopital, 69002 Lyon, France
This building has been here a long while and it’s transformed quite a bit over the years, both in form and function. It was originally a place where travelling member of the clergy would put their feet up but became a major fully functioning hospital in the mid-15th century. During the reign of Louis XV, it became known as the most beautiful ...
1 Place du Petit Collège 69005 Lyon, France
+33 4 78 42 03 61
If you are in the mood to visit a museum, check out Musée Gadagne. Found in the center of theVieux Lyonin the Saint-Jean quarter, the museum holds 80,000 sculptures and pottery and paintings, tracing the rich history of Lyon. You can also see illustrations and maps showing the development of the city.