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Musee d'Histoire de Lyon, Lyon
(3.2/5 based on 120 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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  • The Museum went well, chronologically, and allows to know more the capital of Lyon.
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  • This museum traces the history of Lyon from Roman times until the end of the second world war. By going straight to the point, it is interesting and can be done with children.
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  • We have visited only the patio and terrace... Located in the heart of old Lyon, in the Saint John area, buildings were erected at the beginning of the sixteenth century. The yard is magnificent! The Court, majestic and very large, is adorned with a well. Inside, a gallery of passages bunk allow traffic between the two buildings. The terrace is decorated with aromatic and dye plants.
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