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Musee d'Histoire de Lyon, Lyon
(3.3/5 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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  • We walk in a former home of Italian merchants, the place is beautiful and the story begins well before all this! It is the style of Museum to discover the city.
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  • Visit the Gadagne Museum of the puppet we was pleasantly surprised by the quality and quantity and the diversity of presented puppets. Focus on the tour that gives a maximum of information.
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  • Rico Museum where there is a lot to learn. Guided tour of interesting but a little tiring. Worth the visit.
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