The Prefecture du Rhône was constructed by A. Louvier (1879-90) along the lines of the Hôtel de Ville de Lyon and ... More
Prefecture du Rhône
The Prefecture du Rhône was constructed by A. Louvier (1879-90) along the lines of the Hôtel de Ville de Lyon and the Palais du Commerce. The building had to fulfill the administrative requirements of the Prefecture (regional administration centre) as well as look after its citizens. In some ways, it is a kind of institutional art ... and that is how the city of Lyons is represented on the central pediment, leaning against the Monts du Lyonnais. On the ground floor, four medal shaped panels depict the local economy and the three major rivers in the area (Rhône, Saône, Azergues). The inside layout is similar to the Palais du Commerce - the entrance gives on to an atrium whose impressive double spiralled staircase is worthy of some of the greatest theatres, such as that in Bordeaux or the Opera Garnier in Paris. The painted decor d epicts agriculture and local industries - the Gloires du Lyonnais et du Beaujolais by E. Fournier (1904) in the main hall will remind us of the paintings in the Hôtel de Ville de Lyon.
This is a stock exchange built by R. Dardel between 1855 and 1862. The main room is a glass roofed,
atrium style hall with ancient galleries facing the exterior and the sculpted decor is sumptuous. Place de la Bourse ...
Situated at the Place Bellecour, the Lyon tourist office in all respect meets the expectations of French and foreign visitors.
As in all the tourist offices, you can of course take away all the information you need on museums, ...