Culture & Activities
These places keep the anciant traditions alive. These museums and workshops will bring you back in time !
Nestling in the forest in the western part of Lyon, this park is a privileged site for all those who want to devote their day to nature. This centre devoted to birds of prey and wolves has opted for shows and activities that respect the animals.
The first oenology park in the Beaujolais. Wine-lovers, history enthusiasts or garden lovers...treat yourself to the generous and varied nature of this really exceptional property.
In this small museum, Guignol is king! You will discover a wide collection of puppets and other unique items bearing the image of small wooden Lyon.
During the season of the mulberry tree (from May to November), our silk house presents the fascinating life of the silk worm (living slik worms).
The Institute of Contemporary Art creates and conducts research into contemporary art, organises exhibitions and events and puts together internationally-renowned collections of works, in a gallery renovated for every show.
The Maison Hosotte, run by the Amis du Vieux Grigny, exhibits collections of ancient items that form the history of the town in this restored former pastry store: earthenware, hats, old photos, etc.
Created in 1899 in a former shed-roofed textile factory with a large depot in which it is housed, the museum exhibits a large collection of ancient, medieval, renaissance and modern castings: approx. 2000 items.
The museum is located in the choir school, one of the rare 11th-c. civil monuments remaining in the region, which was originally used as the refectory for the chapter members. It exhibits a large collection of religious items, clothing, etc.
Based in a former factory belonging to Etablissements Gladel, washing machine makers from 1902 to 1991, the museum exhibits 200 items dating from the start of the 20th century: washing machines and spin-driers, irons, etc.
A site museum, as the items discovered during the excavations between 1955 and 1969 are still there. Gallo-Roman equipment, paintings and bronze, iron, architectural and ceramic items from the 1st to the 3rd c., pottery, medallions, etc.
In two rooms of the Fort de Bron, aviation and Bron aerodrome history enthusiasts have created a collection of a significant amount of iconographical documents as well as items such as propellers, aircraft instruments and even landing gears.
The Lesbre-Tagand museum, named for its creators, is in the National Veterinary School, now known VetAgro Sup - Campus Veterinary Lyon.
Created in 1971, it is the largest fire service museum in France and perhaps Europe. It tells 250 years of history and is a place of remembrance for the fire service. On 2 floors, it exhibits a collection of equipment, clothing, vehicles, etc.
This museum was created in 1979. It retraces the history of dental surgery: equipment and documents. It shows the technical development of equipment and products. Discover the reconstruction of a surgery from the 1900s and a prosthetic workshop.
French scientist André-Marie Ampère (1775-1836) spent his youth on his family's estate 10 miles northwest of Lyon. His mansion now houses the Museum of Electricity.
Museum of the history of hand-craft exhibiting hand-crafting and building tools and equipment from several professions: painters, tilers, masons, joiners, plumbers, electricians, metal workers, etc.: more than 1000 items including some from the 17th c.
This is a company museum. Created in 1989, it was extended in November 1996. Devoted to the history of Land Surveying, it has more than 200 items including topographical, cosmographical, plotting and drawing instruments.
The museum presents a collection of moving characters, all manufactured in its workshops and carefully displayed in keeping with the main heritage themes.
The museum is dedicated to aeronautics and space created by an aviation enthusiasts association. The materials are presented by trained guides.
Jean-Marie Vianney was born here on May 8th, 1786 and stayed until the age of 20. He was then promoted to parish priest in Ars-en-Dombes in February 1818. Property of one of his great-grandnephews, the period furniture and fittings (18th century) remain.
In the Jardin du Rosaire, the Maison de Lorette was inaugurated on May 5, 2005: it is a museum and place of remembrance, prayer and mission. Old country house built in the 16th c. on a 14th-c. building listed as a Historical Monument.
Once the prison of Jean Moulin, Marc Bloch, the Children of Izieu and 8,000 Jews, French resistance fighters, Montluc, a German prison in the city of the resistance movement, was nothing more than a stepping stone before deportation or execution.
The museum presents a cultural journey of 2000 years of history, from Lugdunum to the modern day. Via its lecturers, historians and military experts, you’ll discover the key military, historic and cultural events in Lyon and the region.
The Sève House opens the 1st Chocolate Museum in Lyon, a unique space offering Pastry and Chocolate Workshops, a Bean to bar manufacturing site and a discovery trail on the cocoa plantations.
Thousands of animated scenes of life, hundreds of vehicles travelling independently, vast landscapes and a blaze of lights... That is the spectacle that awaits you at Mini World Lyon, the biggest animated miniature park in France.
What would the world be without art ? What would Lyon be without his art museums "à la française" ?
When the industries and science reveal ...what a pleasure to learn !
What a history Lyon has and these museums help keep the past alive !
Based in Lyon in 1921, the Franco-Chinese Institute was the first Chinese university outside China. Symbol of Sino-Lyonnaise relationship, the New Franco-Chinese Institute is today an exchange platform for the promotion of heritage and Chinese culture.
In a city which was once the capital of bookmaking in the 15th and 16th centuries, the museum offers a unique overview of the history of books and graphical techniques in a 1,750 m² exhibition area.
Come discover in an exceptional setting, the work of Jean Couty, famous Lyonnais painter and great figure of French painting. The Jean Couty Museum is also a place devoted to modern and contemporary art through its temporary exhibitions.
On the banks of the Saône, 11km north of Lyon, the Rochetaillée-sur-Saône castle Belle-époque and its 3 ha wooded park, houses the collections of cars, cycles, old motorcycles and Henri Malartre's Lyon public transport.
In the institute's old laundry room, find out how the vaccine, first discovered in the 17th century by Jenner then developed by Pasteur in the 19th century, was transformed by the Merieux family into a public health tool in the 20th century.
The Textile Museum has 2000 years of history of textiles (the first collection in the world) and the Museum of Decorative Arts is one of the few museums in France atmosphere. The museum shop offers a wide range of pieces related to the collections.
La Maison des Canuts opens the doors of its workshop to the public. Brocade, velvet or figured silk... The secrets of these exceptional silks will be revealed as the techniques used are demonstrated on a Jacquard weaving loom.
Located in the heart of the Croix-Rousse district, Soierie Vivante preserves two canut home weaving workshops that belong to the town. A guided tour offers a chance to see weaving looms in use and to learn the ropes of weaving!
Come and discover the last weaving workshop still in activity in Old Lyon, with the realization of fabrics for fashion designers or the castles furniture and see operate Jacquard looms from the 19th century..
Marian museum in a former Jesuit chapel. This 200 m² centre houses an exhibition on sacred art, the history of Fourvière and the Church of Lyon. Madonnas, Virgin and Childs, etc. Masterpieces by renowned goldsmiths.
This new cultural space dedicated to the history and the birth of Christianity in Gaul also has what is believed to be the prison of Saint Pothin. It stands on the site of the old hospital Antiquaille.
Set off to discover the 25 wall frescoes in the Habitations à Bon Marché district designed by the architect Tony Garnier and built between 1920 and 1933. You can also visit a "show home" apartment from the 1930s.
Lyon is only a short distance from the ocean as the crow flies, or rather as the fish swims. Discover fish from the world, from the rivers of Europe to the Indian Ocean, from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and from African lakes.
On the site on which cinematography was born, the museum presents the story of the Lumière Brothers’ inventions thanks to projections and interactive features on four floors of the Château Lumière, the home of Antoine, father of the two famous inventors.
From Kermitterand to PPD, about forty puppets await you. Immersive and playful, scenography invites you to discover the secrets of puppetry. Young or old, come and wake up the puppeteer who lies in you!
Unique for the sheer richness of its collections, its environment and its bold architecture, thanks to an astonishing underground exhibition trail, the museum proposes a genuine journey back in time.
In a former 17th-century abbey, the museum boasts one of the largest collections of European works of art (Véronèse, Rubens, Rembrandt, Poussin, Géricault, Delacroix, Gauguin, etc.) dating from ancient Egypt to the present-day.
Thanks to its fully divisible interior, a new museum takes shape with each exhibition. Featuring previously unseen works and an exhibition area completely upgraded every two years, the Mac Lyon hosts the Biennial Contemporary Art Festival.
Two unique collections: the 120 miniature scenes produced by the artist Dan Ohlmann and the 350 legendary film props give the visitor an insight into the special effects techniques of our leading film studios.
Symbolically housed in the former headquarters of the Gestapo, where Klaus Barbie hit, the CHRD is a strong and symbolic place in the service of History and Memory. The museum invites to revisit one of the darkest period of our history.
Between the Rhone and the Saone, discover an audacious architecture at the tip of the Lyon peninsula. The Confluences Museum tells the story of Human and the living. Unique in Europe, all the sciences there dialogue to better understand the world.