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You can follow this self-guided walking tour to explore the attractions listed below.
How it works: download the iOS app “Lyon Map and Walks” on iTunes App Store or the Android app “Lyon Map and Walks” on Google Play. The app turns your mobile device into a personal tour guide and its built-in GPS navigation functions guide you from one tour stop to next. The app works offline so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.
Lyon is an interesting destination not only for adults, but for youth as well. There are a number of family-oriented places to visit, including beautiful gardens, fascinating museums, sports clubs and more. Take this tour to discover some of the most interesting places to visit in Lyon.
1) Musée International de la Marionnette (must see)
Musée International de la Marionnette displays puppets from France known as Guignol. These puppets have been created in Lyon since 1908. They were first made by Laurent Moutguet, who got his inspiration from street actors. This museum contains every model of Guignol puppets ever…   view more
2)  Musée Cinéma et Miniature (must see)
Musée Cinéma et Miniature is a private museum created by miniaturist Dan Ohlmann. The museum showcases a wide collection of miniatures, over 100 different scenes. The museum also features an extensive collection of different movie props from many famous movies, this exhibition is one of the kind in Europe.
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Operation hours: Monday – Friday 10 am – 6.30 pm; Saturday – Sunday 10 am – 7…   view more
3) Jardin du Rosaire
Jardin du Rosaire is a great place to visit. The fresh breeze and calming green colors provide a relaxing atmosphere. This garden is particularly recommended for kids, as there are playgrounds for them to enjoy. There are also benches surrounding the playground area, so you can relax while keeping an eye on your…   view more
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4) Amphitheatre Gallo-Romain (must see)
There are a lot of interesting vestiges of ancient Lyon to visit and one of the best of them is the Amphitheatre Gallo-Romain at the foot of the Croix-Rousse Hill. The theatre, which was first built in around 19AD, during the reign of Emperor Tiberius, was also called the Amphitheatre des Trois Gaules, as one of its purposes was to serve as a federal sanctuary of the Three Gauls. Each tribe was represented, which helped keep them loyal to the Roman emperor. Other than that, the theatre was…   view more

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