Lyon France has several world-renowned attractions that include stunning palaces, cathedrals, city squares and even an ancient Roman theatre. The top 10 landmarks are listed below:
Tour métallique de Fourvière
The Tour métallique de Fourvière (“Metallic tower of Fourvière”) is an attractive landmark of Lyon is a steel framework tower. It bears a remarkable similarity to the Eiffel Tower. Height of 85.9 meters and weight of 210 tons this “metallic tower” was founded between 1892 and 1894.
La Mouche Cattle Market and Abattoirs
The Halle Tony Garnier is a concert hall in Lyon and it was planned by Tony Garnier in 1905. Formerly a slaughterhouse, the structure was revamped in 1987 and unwrapped as a concert hall in 1988. In 1908, the original building opened as a cattle market and slaughterhouse, well-known as “La Mouche”. Throughout World War I, the building was utilized as an armory until 1928 and then it returned to a cattle market and slaughterhouse. Launched in 1914 for the Lyon World’s fair, it has been called for as weapon factory.
Sainte Marie de La Tourette monastery
Sainte Marie de La Tourette is a Dominican Order priory on a hillside close to Lyon planned by architects Le Corbusier and Iannis Xenakis and built between 1956 and 1960. La Tourette is measured one of the most significant buildings of the late Modernist fashion.
Saint-Exupéry International Airport
Lyon–Saint Exupéry Airport (previously recognized as Lyon Satolas Airport, 1975) designed by Guillaume Gilbert is the international airport of Lyon. The beautiful design of this airport makes your arrival more pleasant. Make sure you book your airport transfer beforehand so you can worry less and enjoy more of this beautiful city.
Opéra National de Lyon
The Opéra Nouvel (Nouvel Opera House) in Lyon is the home of the Opéra National de Lyon. The unique opera house was re-designed by the eminent French architect Jean Nouvel between 1985 and 1993 in collaboration with the organization of scenography dUCKS scéno and the acoustician Peutz.
Lyon Airport Railway Station
Gare de Saint-Exupéry TGV (previously Gare de Satolas) is a railway station close to Lyon. Located about 20 km east of Lyon city centre, Saint-Exupéry station was planned by Santiago Calatrava and opened on 3 July 1994, at the similar as the high-speed line to Saint-Marcel-lès-Valence.
Cité Internationale (International City) is à quarter in the 6th arrondissement of Lyon. In 1985, Lyon mayor Francisque Collomb launched an international contest to design the site. The competition won by architect Renzo Piano making him the project manager. In 1998 the construction map was tailored to permit for the potential progress of the future Palais des congrès de Lyon.
Lyon Cathedral (Cathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Lyon) is a Roman Catholic Church situated on Place Saint-Jean in Lyon. The cathedral is devoted to Saint John the Baptist, and is the seat of the Archbishop of Lyon. The first two bishops of Lyon, Saint Pothinus and Saint Irenaeus, was founded the cathedral.
Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière
The Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière (Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière) is a minor basilica in Lyon. It was founded with private funds between 1872 and 1884 in a central point overlooking the city.
Basilica of St-Martin-d’Ainay
Romanesque church, The Basilica of Saint-Martin d’Ainay (Basilique Saint-Martin d’Ainay) in Ainay in the Presqu’île region located in the historic centre of Lyon.