The Old Lyon district
What could the medieval quarter of Lyon be hiding from us?
If you like Renaissance architecture, this is the place to go. Stroll through the streets of the Vieux Lyon area and keep your eyes open.
There are many details worth seeing.
During your stay in your Best Western in Lyon at the Créqui hotel located in Lyon Part-Dieu, you can easily reach the Vieux Lyon:
- On foot (about 20 minutes walk)
- By public transport (bus line 27 "Saxe-Lafayette" stop 370 metres from the hotel)
Located in the heart of Vieux-Lyon, the Primatiale Saint-Jean is an open-air work of art.
Art lovers can admire its blend of Gothic and Romanesque architecture, as well as its impressive clock on the façade.
The use of superlatives is undeniable at the sight of this moment. Its size makes us feel very small.
Its majestic decoration is as beautiful on the outside as it is on the inside. Its stained glass windows give a touch of colour and light.
By day and by night, these medieval relics shine with a thousand lights.
❤️ We like :
- The treasure room
- The highlight of the Festival of Lights
- The large square to admire it from afar.
In the Saint-Jean district, you can't pass by this house without wondering.
The Lawyers' House
Each part of the façade is pink or orange, which gives the monument a style. A lion statue dominates the garden of the Basoche.
Built in the 16th century, it now houses the Miniature and Film Museum.
Since 2005, the historic building has been immersing us in the various worlds of childhood cinema.
On the miniature side, you will have the chance to admire unique pieces made by meticulous and talented artists.
Inside and outside, this visit is worth the diversions!
❤️ We like :
- The lion highlighted by the pink walls
- Discovering the process of creating a film
- The details of each set.
Observe the secrets of puppet making, the magic of bringing them to life, and much more.
The museum of puppetry
Puppets have crossed the world and the periods. You will have the opportunity to see the different costumes attributed to the rag dolls.
And if you wish to continue the visit, the Lyon History Museum is also located in the Gadagne complex.
❤️ We like :
- Going back to childhood
- Discovering the backstage of a puppet show
- Going up to the hanging garden.
Don't wait any longer and discover the Vieux Lyon district during your stay in your Best Western hotel in Lyon Part-Dieu at the Créqui hotel!