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Place Bellecour

Place, 69002 Lyon, France

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About Place Bellecour

The largest pedestrianized square in Europe, Place Bellecour is a famous UNESCO World Heritage Site that spans 15 acres and is characterized by its distinctive reddish sand. It was the sight of royal parades for the king and executions via the guillotine during the French Revolution. Although the square isn’t too spectacular in the daytime, give it another try in the evening when the Ferris wheel lights up in a display of vibrant colors.


Attractions near Place Bellecour

Musée des Tissus / Textile Arts Museum0.49km from Place Bellecour

The Textile Arts Museum is a museum in the city of Lyon, France. Located in two 18th century hôtels particuliers of Lyon's 2nd arrondissement, the institution consists in two distinct collections: the textiles collection and the decorative arts collection.  Founded in 1864, the musée des Tissus houses one of the largest international collection of textiles, the holdings amounting to 2,500,000 units. The collection spans a 4,000 year period, from Antiquity to the present, and covers a wide range

Cathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste0.51km from Place Bellecour

Lyon Cathedral is a Roman Catholic church located on Place Saint-Jean in Lyon, France. The cathedral is dedicated to Saint John the Baptist and is the seat of the Archbishop of Lyon. The cathedral was founded by Saint Pothinus and Saint Irenaeus, the first two bishops of Lyon. Each December, Lyon holds an annual Festival of Lights.

Museum of Cinema Miniature0.6km from Place Bellecour

The Miniature and Cinema Museum, formerly the museum of miniatures and movie sets, is a private museum founded in 2005 by the miniaturist artist Dan Ohlmann. It is located in no  60 rue Saint-Jean in Lyon, hosted in the listed historic building of the former House lawyers. The museum houses two permanent collections: a collection devoted to the art of miniature painting and another to special effects techniques used in film shoots.

La Basilique Notre Dame de Fourvière0.89km from Place Bellecour

The Basilica Notre-Dame of Fourvière is the work of the architects  Pierre Bossan and Sainte-Marie Perrin. The basilica is at the top of “the hill which prays”. It is dedicated to the Virgin Mary and is listed as a historical monument, registered to the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Today, considered as the emblem of the city of Lyon, the basilica welcomes over 2.5 million pilgrims and visitors each year. One of the famous tourist and pilgrimage centres in this area.

Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon-Fourvière0.98km from Place Bellecour

A museum of Gallo-Roman civilization in Lyon. Previously presented at the Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon and the Antiquarium, the municipal Gallo-Roman collection was transferred to a new building designed by Bernard Zehrfuss and opened in 1975 near the city's Roman theatre and odeon, on a hill known as Fourvière, located in the heart of the Roman city.

Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon1.07km from Place Bellecour

The Museum of Fine Arts is one of the largest museums in France and Europe. It is in a magnificent 17th-century building, located in the center of Lyon. Spread across 70 rooms, its collections offer visitors an exceptional journey from classical Antiquity right through to modern art. the Department of Antiquities presents more than 3 millennia of history from the Mediterranean basin. One of the unique locations to visit in this area.

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The Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes administrative region covers an area of 69 711 km2 in the centre and east of the south of France. It is a collection of regions of diverse topographies, climates, natural resources, cultures, folklore, architecture, and languages.