Which are Lyon's must-see museums?
In that particular field, the city is spoilt for choice. There are museums for every taste and audience! For art lovers, don't miss our magnificent Fine Art Museum which proposes a superb collection. The Museum of Contemporary Art is also very interesting. Well-known artists exhibit there and it has succeeded in adapting to the general public.
To discover Lyon's 2000-year history, you can always visit the Gadagne Museum and the Gallo-Roman Museum. The Fabric Museum is also a must-see.
For family outings, I suggest the Institut des Frères Lumière (Lumière Brothers Institute) which tells the story of the film industry in a very entertaining way, and the Gadagne Museum to admire the collection of puppets.
Finally, for something very original, theTony Garnier Urban Museum presents wall frescoes on the walls of social housing from the 1930s, tracing the architect's work.
What makes Lyon's museums unique?
What makes the city's museums so unique is that they are just as attractive from the outside as they are on the inside! The entrances are often located in small, attractive courtyards, as is the case with thePrintingMuseum. Two areas in particular are perfect for strolling: the magnificent courtyard of the fine arts building, a haven of peace in the heart of the Presqu'île area and the hanging garden at the Gadagne Museum with its enchanting view over the rooftops of Old Lyon.
Why come and visit Lyon's museums?
Because there's always something going on! The biennial festivals have something in store every year for Lyon's cultural scene, the collections in all the museums are frequently changed and a genuine spirit of creativity prevails.What's more, here in Lyon, art is very much part of our day-to-day lives! Many works of art are displayed in the streets and squares of the town. I'm thinking among others of the bouquet of flowers in Place Antonin Poncet, the statues of Lions which invaded the town a few years ago or the statue of Caesar at the opera.