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Museum
“ Si vous n'êtes pas fans d'art, entrez au moins dans la très jolie cour, reposante (gratuit) / Museum of Arts - if you're not a fan, at least enter (for free) the nice and quite courtyard”
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Science Museum
“A personal favorite. The newest Lyon museum has changing temporary exhibitions covering both ethnology and natural history. The location is right at the meeting point of the Saone and Rhone rivers. Family-friendly with lots to see on any given day. Do not miss going to the terrasse on the top floor. Easily accessible by bicycle or public transport (Tram T1 stop). Closed on Mondays, open late on Thursdays.”
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Museum
“Nice to have an idea of the french way life with all these miniature scene. The cinema part could impress younger children, be carefull.”
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Science Museum
“With a unique architecture of a crystal cloud, the museum offers very interesting expos on history, science and art”
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Art Museum
“Collections temporaires de qualité, collections permanentes de niveau international”
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History Museum
“Very interesting musée, on the local arts and crafts of Lyon. You will see masterpieces of architecture, clothes, instruments and many more. There's a rooftop bar too ;)”
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Park
“Beautiful setting and really fascinating tour of the old "Chateau Lumière"... make sure you have a good 90 minutes.”
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Historic Site
“traces of out past historic. A nice antic theatre and interestand museum just cross the wonderfull fourviere carthedral, with an amazing view!”
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Art Museum
“Lyon a une tradition ancienne dans le textile haut de gamme. Au sortir du musée des tissus qui est particulièrement beau vous avez des créateurs à prix abordables utilisant les plus belles étoffes de Lyon”
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Museum
“The Institut Lumière is a museum that honours the contribution to filmmaking by Auguste and Louis Lumière - inventors of the cinématographe and fathers of the cinema.”
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Museum
“So much info and so many stories. It's not that big, but one cannot see it all in one visit. Best is if you can manage to get a tour guide. Fun for kids!”
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Bus Stop
“Dans un espace à chaque fois renouvelé, l'Institut produit trois périodes d'expositions annuelles, elles-mêmes composées de projets simultanés à caractère inédit. Nous aimons y aller pour la superbe verrière, et préférons faire une visite guidée quand c'est possible, pour mieux comprendre les oeuvres :) // In a space each time renewed, the Institute produces three periods of annual exhibitions, themselves composed of simultaneous projects of unpublished character. We like to go for the beautiful glass roof, and prefer to do a guided tour when possible, to better understand the works :)”
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Museum
“Musée sur l’architecte Tony Garnier et les grandes fresques visibles sur les façades des immeubles du quartier ! Museum about architect Tony Garnier and large frescoes on the facades of buildings”
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Museum
“Il y a des noms que tout Lyonnais connaît, comme celui de Jean Moulin... ou celui du "boucher de Lyon" Klaus Barbie... Un lieu incontournable pour plonger dans l'histoire lyonnaise contemporaine. On accède au musée à pied en quelques minutes. Et sur l'avenue : achetez une bonne bière che Speed Dépôt ou restaurez-vous au Stamtich avec des Bretzel maison cuits au feu de bois à 2 euros...”
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History Museum
“Très intéressant pour connaître l'histoire de Lyon pendant le seconde guerre mondiale”
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Museum
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