Spread out over 117 ha, the Park de la Tete d'Or is the largest park in France that can be found in the heart of a city. Responsibility for the creation of the park was put into the hands of Denis Bühler, a landscape architect.
Sarah and Charlie are checking out some of the highlights of the city of Lyon in 2 days. Share their experience, hot spots and best moments : a lovely City Break as you never seen before! In Lyon and only in Lyon!
Check out some of the highlights of the city of Lyon in just 3 minutes: culture, UNESCO heritage, events, sport, leisure, ... In Lyon and only in Lyon!
Enter one of the most beautiful historical monuments of the city, designed by architect Simon Maupin. This masterpiece of classical architecture from the 17th century is lavishly decorated with painted decorations remarkable (baroque stucco). However gilding and wreaths is what makes this place a palace.
During the Franco-Prussian War (1870), the people of Lyon vowed to extend the Marian sanctuary if the city was spared. The prayer was answered and it was built from 1872 to 1884 by Pierre Bossan and Sainte Marie Perrin in the Gothic and Byzantine style.
These shortcuts in the form of internal passage, allow to communicate from a street to the other one by crossing one or several buildings and run. They are mainly situated in Old Lyon and in Croix-Rousse.
Go with a guide for a walk along the Saone, and be charmed by the ocher facades that line the docks and shaded terraces, painted walls, bridges and gateways. The Saone, once the busiest waterway artery of the city, offers beautiful scenery, with hills in the background.
Flanked by two hills – Fourvière and Croix-Rousse – the city of Lyon lies proudly between Paris and Marseille, but its cultural significance is greater than the average of the two. The Gateway to the Alps and Geneva reveal welcomed surprises past the notable influence of gastronomic delights, beginning with Tête d'Or Park. Roman ruins, Renaissance-era architecture, abundant art spaces, cutting-edge design and renovated riverfronts satisfy a variety of appetites on Lyon vacations in this UNESCO World Heritage Site.