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Institut Lumière, Lyon

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4.3/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web
Institut Lumière is an homage to French film-making. The museum honors the work of Auguste and Louis Lumiere, the fathers of film-making and the inventors of the cinematograph. Located in the Lumiere family home, the museum was founded by a Lumiere grandson. One of the earliest motion pictures was shot just outside the home. You’ll see inside the family life of the first film visionaries and learn about their early experiments. The institute works to preserve early French films. It is from their effort that you can still view some of the first film footage ever recorded. To visit Institut Lumière on your trip to Lyon, use our Lyon vacation trip planner.
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  • Nice little Museum in the beautiful frame light family property. Interesting collections relating to the cinema but not only because also devoted to medical breakthroughs friendly breakfast many comemrces and a Place always animated Courtois many etrrasses and restaurants a step not to be missed
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  • For anyone who loves cinema, the place is a must. The Museum is located in the former home of the Lumière brothers, the inventors of cinema. There, we can see the rooms, machines, attempts and history of the 7th art. It's worth it, because the visit is short, cheap and close to the subway. Recommend to all audiences.
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  • a bit off-center, out of the tour but that Nice! You breath really smell of the birth of the Cinema Museum, the villa bella nice charming ... take a tour, definitely worth it
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  • Take the audio guide if you do not understand French. Great collection and replicas of the Lumière inventions from cinema to artificial limbs. Don't miss the early movies displayed on small monitors.
  • Amazing museum! Cinema lovers must visit it. Really interesting...
  • I love this museum, showing two greats of early photography, the Lumiere brothers. This shows not just the brothers but others during that time too. It also explains the science behind early photography.
  • Beautiful museum dedicated to early photography and cinema pioneers - with the added charm that it is set in the original family home. Marvelous collection of early photography and equipment. The old moving images are captivating and the story of the Lumiere family very well told in French & English. My photo shows the dolls-house model of the family home which you will visit. I only mark it down on service because the admission desk was VERY SLOW.
  • The Musée Lumière in Lyon would be of interest to anyone who is likes cinema and cinematic history. The museum is housed in the family villa which is worth seeing on its own. There is also a garden which is themed with the brothers' achievements. The nearest metro station is Monplaisir - Lumière, which is just on the corner.
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