Lyons is famous for the night-time illuminations of its monuments: hence, it earns it's nickname as the "city of ... More
Ville de Lumière
Lyons is famous for the night-time illuminations of its monuments: hence, it earns it's nickname as the "city of light." The Office du Tourisme organizes a 2-hour guided tour lasting 2 hours taking you round these illuminations starting from Fourvière and on to Cathedrale Saint-Jean, place des Terreaux and the Universites. Call for more details.
In terms of gastronomy, Lyon is well known for its hot Sausage and Quenelles and everyone knows that the Guignol
puppet theater originated here. Now Lyon has another claim to fame its trompe lil painted walls. If you liked ...
This square is named after the Dominican convent that stood on the Presqu'ile in the 13th century, until it was
destroyed during the Revolution. The end of the 18th century was not a good time to be a monk ...
The old Palais de Justice (the new one is located in the Part Dieu district) was built on the banks
of the Saône by L.P. Baltard between 1835 and 1845, at a time when classical antiquity was in vogue ...