Musee d'Histoire de Lyon, Lyon

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Follow Lyon's evolution from the middle ages to the 19th century at Musee d'Histoire de Lyon. Artifacts, sculptures, pottery, and paintings depict the beginnings of the city and highlight its expansion. For a whimsical twist, visit the first-floor collection of 2,000 marionettes constructed in the style of Guignol, a famous puppet master whose influence is still seen in modern-day puppets. To visit Musee d'Histoire de Lyon on your holiday in Lyon, and find out what else Lyon has to offer, use our Lyon travel itinerary planner .
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  • The Gadanyu Museum in the Old Town was in the same building as the Lyon History Museum and the Marionette Museum. It was a museum using an old building, and the history museum had a number of exhibition rooms, and as we followed along the way, we went through the building like a maze. There were more exhibition rooms than I had expected, and there were many more rooms.
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  • We thought this would be a quick visit but it goes on for so many levels. It gives a long view of the development and bloody history of the city of Lyon from Roman times to the Révolution.  more »
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  • very large and rich Museum
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  • A very interesting Museum with many great Exhibits. The Only Pity is that, as is unfortunately customary in France, the Exhibits are only available in French and also the associated Texts only in French. There is one or the other Explanatory sheet in other Languages, but in order to really enjoy this, an accompanying Description in English would be almost Punifying. So Tourists could be even more enthusiastic about the wonderful French Culture.
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