Category: Lyon

  • 10 Lyon Cathedral Facts

    10 Lyon Cathedral Facts

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    Lyon Cathedral Facts, The Lyon Cathedral was founded by Saint Irenaeus and Saint Pothinus and is dedicated to the Saint John the Baptist, built between 1180 and 1476 the cathedral is known as ‘Primatiale’ , Facts About Lyon Cathedral

  • Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière

    Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière

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    Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière was built at the end of the 19th century by Architect Pierre Bossan and the building honours the Virgin Mary, who represented at the top of the Basilica, construction began in 1872 and Finished in 1896, the Basilica is flanked by four octagonal towers. Virgin Mary helped the city of…

  • Place Bellecour

    Place Bellecour

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    Place Bellecour is the third Largest square in France after, the Place des Quinconces in Bordeaux and the Place de la Concorde in Paris, vehicles are allowed in Places de la Concorde and des Quinconce but not in Place Bellecour, which makes Place Bellecour the largest pedestrianised square in Europe. When you visit Lyon, you really can’t…

  • Vieux Lyon, Old Town

    Vieux Lyon, Old Town

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    In 1954, Vieux Lyon, the city’s oldest district, became the first place in France to be protected under the Malraux law to defend France’s cultural sites. Covering an area of 424 hectares at the foot of the Fourvière hill, it is one of Europe’s most extensive Renaissance neighborhoods. Lyon Old Town is divided into three…

  • Lyon Coat of Arms and Flag

    Lyon Coat of Arms and Flag

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    Lyon Coat of Arms The coat of arms has a lion symbol and has been used on the seals of the city since the 13th century, it was granted to the city by King Philippe V in 1320, since then the coat of arms hasn’t been changed. The Lion on the coat of arms stands for ‘courage…

  • Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon

    Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon

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    The Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon is situated near place des Terreaux in a former Benedictine convent of the 17th and 18th centuries. the building is located in the heart of Lyon, between the Rhône and Saône rivers. The Museum is housed in a 17th-century palace that was designed for the Royal Abbess des Dames de…

  • 20 Amazing Facts About Lyon

    20 Amazing Facts About Lyon

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    FUN & INTERESTING FACTS LYON   The people of Lyon are called “Lyonnais” Lyon is the birthplace of Cinematograph picture cameras, which was invented by the Lumiere Brothers in 1895. The puppet named “Guignal” was invented in Lyon in 1808, as a sort of satire of society. Even had its own TV Show named “Les…

  • Lyon Cathedral

    Lyon Cathedral

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    Lyon Cathedral is a 12th century Romanesque and Gothic cathedral that took over four hundred years to construct. Saint Jean Baptiste is renowned for its beautiful original tainted glass windows. Prior to the construction of Lyon’s cathedral, the churches of Ste Croix, St Etienne and a baptistery stood in the same location. Remains of those…

  • Photographs of Lyon

    Photographs of Lyon

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    Lyon located in the east center of France, Lyon is the capital city of the Metropolis of Lyon and the region of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, it’s also the third largest city in France. Information and statistics Subdivisions: 9 arrondissements Elevation 162–349 m Area: 47.87 km2 Time zone: CET (GMT +1) (UTC+1) Postal code: 69001-69009 Official site: Photographs   Location  Lyon,  Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region, France Coordinates:…