Amazing Places to see in Lyon
Lyon is in the Rhône-Alpes region and although it’s one of the largest cities in France, it’s a very livable size – not too big, not too small. Lyon has earned a place on the UNESCO World Heritage list. There are lots of amazing places to see in Lyon, but not a lot that you have to see. The city boasts France's oldest ancient ruins, medieval quarters, and fine Renaissance houses. There are so many things to do in Lyon, from museums to food to shopping. If you like to visit beautiful monuments and historical museums then these places are perfect for you. List of Amazing places in Lyon : 1.Quartier Saint-Jean and Quartier Saint-Georges (Old Town) Lyon's atmospheric Quartier Saint-Jean is the place to discover the city's Old World ambiance. It's a delightful place for a leisurely stroll. The Musée d'Histoire de Lyon (History Museum) illustrates the history of the city-from antiquity through the Middle Ages and Renaissance up to the 20th century. The Musée des Arts de la Marionnette (Puppet Museum) displays marionettes from all over the world. 2. Louviere Basilica This magnificent church, ever visible on the Fourvière hill to the west of the city is one of a series of iconic hill-top churches built in major French cities in the late-19th century. The architecture of the church is quite unique having both Byzantine and Romanesque styles. Go inside to see the extravagant interiors and the Museum of Sacred Art, and to ascend the north tower for one of Lyon’s best photo ops. The basilica is in the oldest part of the city, Lyon’s pilgrimage site and where several Roman sites have been discovered. 3. Theatre of Fourviére The Roman Theatre of Fourviére is the oldest theatre in France. The theater contains steep seating galleries, a decorated floor, and the foundation of a large stage. Despite its antiquity, the theater is in incredible shape and provides the perfect setting to immerse yourself in ancient history. 4. Parc de la Tête d’Or A little way north of the center is one of the largest urban parks in the country, with a zoo and France’s foremost botanical garden within its boundaries. For families with kids the park is a must-do, thank the African Plain, with zebras, lions, and giraffes. There are a lake offering opportunities for boating, waterside picnics and scenic strolls along the shoreline. If you’re around in spring then the international rose garden should be one of your first ports of call in the city.