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Musee d'Histoire de Lyon, Lyon

(3.3/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web)
Follow Lyon's evolution from the middle ages to the 19th century at Musee d'Histoire de Lyon. Artifacts, sculptures, pottery, and paintings depict the beginnings of the city and highlight its expansion. For a whimsical twist, visit the first-floor collection of 2,000 marionettes constructed in the style of Guignol, a famous puppet master whose influence is still seen in modern-day puppets. To visit Musee d'Histoire de Lyon and other attractions in Lyon, use our Lyon trip itinerary builder.
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  • A place completely renovated, place the history of the city of Lyon since its founding, in very varied, to go local with a guide (or audio-guides, I have not tested). A courtyard "typically Lyon" a plentiful collection of puppets from all countries a garden on the 4th floor, with a small quiet restaurant and friendly (it takes well here to rest after a visit of at least 2 hours!) wheelchairs: to avoid, despite the big efforts of accessibility to the PMR, as there are many narrow corridors (< 80 cm).
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  • I have not particularly enjoyed not being a fan of history, the old part of the presentation and got more found in contemporary presentation of the Museum. Is not suitable for children
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  • Visit this museum when you are in good shape (walking and step up on stairs and ready to read. Audio guide are available in English. It has beautiful garden on the roof level/hill.