Lyon is third largest city and popular tourist attraction of France. City is regarded as live museum packed with architecture, culture and traditions. Lyon is full of undiscovered surprise and also have earned a place in UNESCO World Heritage Sites for its oldest ancient ruins, Renaissance houses, medieval quarters and many other archaeological sites. City has amazing experiences scattered all around which are best explored via your own set of wheels. You can easily book your car rental with car4hires and begin your memorable journey. Lyon was founded 2000 years ago. Lyon’s best attractions to be visited are listed below.
MUSEE DE BEAUX ARTS
The next best arts museum after Louvre, Musse De Beaux Arts is home to Europe’s one of the largest collections of art works, paintings, Sculpture, antiquities and decorative art from ancient Egypt to the present times. Masterpieces from the renowned masters of Europe such as Gericault, Delacroix, Rubens, Poussin, Rembrandt and Veronese. Medieval altarpiece is central attraction out of all the paintings.
This spectacular church was built by Franco-Pursian War and construction took place 1872 to 1884. The richly decorated interiors of Fourviere Basilica with blend of Gothic and Byzantine styles. Located on Fourviere Hill this basilica is a gem above Saone river. You can also enjoy breathtaking views of city from Espalanade de Fourviere.
MUSEUM OF ARCHAEOLOGY
The museum of archaeology displays Gallo-Roman-Era objects featuring mosaics, vases, statutes, gravestones, coins and ceramics. , Monumental Hercules sculpture, mosaic depicting images related to Ocean of Gods and marble work from ancient baths are main highlights of this museum. This museum is home to oldest ancient ruins in France.
LYON OLD TOWN
A Perfect place to discover Lyon’s Old World ambiance. Narrow cobbled streets and quaint little courtyards adds to the delights of this amazing place. Rue du Boeuf, Rue Saint-Jean, Place Neuve Saint-Jean, Rue des Trois Maries, Musee d’Historie de Lyon, Musee des Arts de La Marionnette, Le Guignol de Lyon are important attractions of Lyon Old Town.