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Musee d'Histoire de Lyon, Lyon

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History Museum Landmark
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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  • The museum is located in the heart of the Vieux Lyon district and gives a nice insight on the history of Lyon.
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  • I'm Lyon and I was walking in the neighborhood of Saint John today. I walked into the courtyard of the Museum to take documents for a future visit with my grandchildren. A security guard ran up to me asking me to show my bag backpack (a small bag empty fancy!)... He said said no Hello or is it you please... an odious brute! I reacted by saying that I didn't... He said dryly the evil look "so.. you entered "!" I was shocked but I kept looking at the prospectus on a rack... He advanced towards me threatening beckoning me from the hand to make me get out of here... What a shame! I left really angry... What is this very unbecoming for a cultural place? I recommend this place that has little interest (I visited it already and it's frankly boring!)... better to visit the Museum of the miniature all close and exciting... with a very nice! Word of Lyon who dreams of more benevolence and smiles! Welcome to Lyon!
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  • The Museum is great we still easily a day if one reads all the documents put at disposal. It follows the chronology of the city with beautiful pieces. The big problem with the Museum's it is not interactive and it is sorely lacking in life. Too bad because it is interesting and detailed.
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Lyon’s nine districts surround the two major rivers running through the city: the Rhône and the Saône. The most scenic districts are Vieux Lyon (Old Lyon) and La Croix Rousse, where the city’s historic sites are located. Lodging in these areas is walking distance to these sites. Near the breathtaking Parc de la Tête, the Tête D’Or district offers a quieter option away from the city center.
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