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Lyon Tourist Attractions and Lyon Sightseeing

Lyon is the perfect location for sightseeing trips. The city boasts a wealth of historic and cultural tourist attractions, all located within a beautiful setting. There are also many attractions that are particularly attractive for families, including Lyon's parks and gardens and its traditional puppet theatres. To make the most of your visit, it's well worth doing a little advance planning. Below you will find Lyon's main tourist attractions and where to find them.  

1. Lyon Tourist Attractions: Ampithéâtre Gallo Romain - 17 Rue Cléberg, 69005, Lyon, France, FR
Tel: +33 04 7238 8190
On top of Fourvière, this hilltop amphitheatre was constructed during the reign of the Roman Emperor, Tiberius. During its long history, it has been used as a forum of entertainment, a place to swear loyalty to Rome, and a place of execution.
Lyon tourist attraction open: daily
Lyon tourist attraction admission: free

2. Lyon Tourist Attractions: Atelier de Soierie - 33 Rue Romarin, 69001, Lyon, France, FR
Tel: +33 04 7207 9783 / +33 04 7828 6184
Silk has been manufactured in Lyon for some 400 years and this tradition continues today in a small number of workshops. Attractions include both demonstrations and displays, with this popular silk workshop allowing visitors to see the techniques used here to create fine silk objects.
Lyon tourist attraction open: Monday to Saturday - 09:00 to 12:00 and 14:00 to 19:00
Lyon tourist attraction admission: free

3. Lyon Tourist Attractions: Cathédrale St. Jean - Place St. Jean, 69005, Lyon, France, FR
Tel: +33 04 7842 2825
Lyon's main church has been situated on this site in some form or other since the 4th century. The building that you can see today was built between the 12th and 14th centuries and is a fine example of how churches evolve through the centuries. Its astronomical clock, featuring the moving figures of the Annunciation and a lone bugle player, is always popular with tourists. Listen out for its chimes at 12:00, 14:00, 15:00 and 16:00.
Lyon tourist attraction open: Monday to Friday - 08:00 to 12:00 and 14:00 to 19:30; Saturday to Sunday (and holidays) - 08:00 to 12:00 and 14:00 to 17:00.
Lyon tourist attraction admission: free

4. Lyon Tourist Attractions: Institut Lumière - 25 Rue du Premier-Film, Lyon, France, FR
Tel: +33 04 7878 1895
The childhood home of Auguste and Louis Lumière pays homage to their early work in creating cinematography. The attraction's exhibits include some of the cameras that the famous brothers used to shoot their first films, together with other photographic paraphernalia. Film shows are programmed for most evenings.
Lyon tourist attraction open: Tuesday to Sunday - 11:00 to 18:30.
Lyon tourist attraction admission: charge

5. Lyon Tourist Attractions: Aquarium du Grand Lyon - 6 Place du Général Leclerc, La Mulatière, Lyon, France, FR
Tel: +33 04 7266 6566
A popular attraction, situated just outside Lyon, the Aquarium du Grand Lyon is home to a fascinating collection of marine life. Watch sharks and even get the chance to touch some of the fish. The aquarium is always a big hit with families and the gift shop contains a range of appealing fishy souvenirs.
Lyon tourist attraction open: Monday to Friday - 10:00 to 17:00; Saturday to Sunday - 10:00 to 18:00
Lyon tourist attraction admission: charge
 
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