Lyon is well known for both its historical streets and architectural landmarks. Lyon is also the capital of gastronomy in France as well as being a producer of fine silk in days gone by. Of course this is not all Lyon has to offer, there are many sights and attractions to be had, regardless of your interests.
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Based on top of Fourviere Hill this sight is both simple and mystifying at the same time. Built in the late 19th century, this attraction offers lot for its visitors. Its gothic themed architecture along with stone gargoyles is enough to make it stand out from the crowd for the run of the mill cathedrals.
Lovers of both historical buildings and shopping will be more than happy with what Gite-Fourviere has to offer. Take a slow journey around the shops and embrace the ancient architecture of the surround buildings.
Place des Terreaux
Sometimes itís the simple things in life that can make the most impact, Place des Terreaux is such a location. The public square is presented in lit up manner thanks to a 19th century fountain. It is frequently busy and you can enjoy this wonderful sight whilst visiting one of the nearby cafes.
Musee des Beaux-Arts
No visit to France should really be complete without at least visiting a museum. The Musee des Beaux-Arts is not only a well laid out museum. But also hosts its many works, French and international, in an eye pleasing building.
Based on Fourviere Hill, this site offers a section of timeline for Lyonís history. Many people take photos or draw the ancient ruins that remind us to what impact the Roman Empire actually had so many years ago. Many people enjoy visiting this site in the evening where the sunset compliments the view.
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