Top places to photograph in Lyon
These are the very best Lyon Instagram spots, curated by the PhotoHound team. If you've got limited time here, these are the must-see locations to shoot while you're in Lyon!
The spot is located on the left banks of the quays of the Saone at the level of the St-Georges Footbridge.
In addition, it’s easy to do take big enlargements of the Basilica of Fourviere from the docks with the large telephoto (For that, take a big tripod).
This spot is my favorite spot in Lyon.
These unique points of view are very beautiful and allow to leave part to your imagination. In addition, this spot is one of the few places in Lyon to take sunsets in Lyon (on the Saone, see the district St-Georges).
This is one of the most beautiful views of the St-Georges district. It allows to make long exposures on the church St-Georges with in the background the basikique of Fourviere. It is also possible with a big zoom to make plans on the basilica of Fourviere and the Parc des Hauteurs.
The early morning also allows us to make buildings reflections on the Saone.
Similarly, in the center of the square, opposite the town hall, the ediles inaugurate September 22, 1892 an allegorical fountain of the Garonne made by Bartholdi. Commissioned initially by the Bordeaux City Council in 1857, the carved group called "Char triomphal de la Garonne" represented the Garonne and its four tributaries flowing into the ocean, the whole being symbolized by a woman leading a quadriga. Following the Exposition Universelle of 1889, the monument, which had become too expensive for Bordeaux, was bought in 1890 by the mayor of Lyon, Antoine Gailleton.
This fountain has become the same type as the Basilica of Fourvière or Hotel Dieu, a symbol of the city of Lyon. It was renovated between 2016 and 2018 and returned to water in March 2018.
The University Bridge was built on the site of an old ferry to serve the university buildings erected between 1876 and 1898. When it was inaugurated in 1903, the bridge was named Pont des Facultés, but was quickly renamed University Bridge. Damaged in 1944, the bridge was finally reopened in 1947. The bridge, 267,50 m long and 20 m wide, consists of three metal arches melted at Longwy and resting on stone piles of Porcieu-Amblagnieu.
The Lumière-Lyon-II University, located on the Claude Bernard platform in Lyon, is one of the three universities resulting from the division of the University of Lyon following the 1968 Edgar Faure law.
It trains some 27,393 students in the fields of human sciences, law and finance. The motto, inscribed in golden letters in the shadow of Claude Bernard's statue in the main entrance of the university is Scientia and Labore, which means "By knowledge and work".
The Tour Part-Dieu (formerly Credit Tower of Lyon), nicknamed "the pencil", is an office skyscraper located at the Part-Dieu. Built between 1972 and 1977, the tower measures 164, 9 meters high. It's has become over time one of the symbols of the city of Lyon.
The Oxygen Tower is a 28-storey, 117-meter tall skyscraper. It is the third highest skyscraper in the city and was inaugurated on June 2, 2010.
The Incity Tower, nicknamed "the gum", is an office skyscraper located at the corner of rue Garibaldi and Cours Lafayette, it culminates at 202 meters high and is since 2016, the tallest skyscraper in Lyon, in front of the Part-Dieu tower and the Oxygène Tower, and the third tallest skyscraper in France behind the First Tower (La Défense) and the Montparnasse Tower (Paris).
It’s located in the heart of the medieval and Renaissance district of Vieux Lyon, which is one of the highlights. In the Middle Ages, it was part of a complex of churches and other ecclesial buildings, the group cathedral, which included among others the churches Saint-Étienne and Sainte-Croix, destroyed at the Revolution, as well as the current manécanterie.
The primatiale is classified historical monument since 1862. In addition to this protection, it is integrated since May 12, 1964 in the first protected sector of France. Finally, on December 5, 1998, it was recognized as World Heritage because of its location in the historic site of Lyon.
It is also a popular tourist destination, for its location, for the special events that are organized, especially during the Festival of Lights, but also for its astronomical clock of the fourteenth century.
For all the photographer, a site of this cathedral is very beautiful, between there history, all the all feasible (and original) compositions.
It is built from the chapel of St. Thomas, place of devotion St. Thomas and the Blessed Virgin. Following a vow in 1642 to avoid an epidemic of plague in Lyon, an annual pilgrimage is formed. In the nineteenth century, a statue of Mary was erected on the raised and strengthened steeple of the chapel and the proposal to build a basilica is accepted, both to accommodate more and more visitors than to thank the protection of Lyon during the French war -prussian of 1870.
Its neo-Byzantine or Romanesque-Byzantine style architecture is the work of Pierre Bossan.
Remaining private property, the basilica obtained at the end of the twentieth century official recognition of its status as a monument to Lyon. The building is listed in the Supplementary Inventory of Historic Monuments on September 26, 1977; then it is recognized of public utility on October 15, 1998, just before its inscription with the world heritage on December 5 of the same year, under the Historic Site of Lyon. Finally, on March 25, 2014, it is classified as a historical monument.
The basilica is one of the most visible landmarks of the agglomeration, and one of the symbols of the city of Lyon. It gives Lyon its status as as "Marian city". About two million tourists are welcomed each year in the basilica. The basilical complex includes not only the edifice, the St. Thomas Chapel and the statue, but also the panoramic esplanade, the Rosary Garden and the Archbishopric of Lyon.
For all the photographer, a site of this basilica is very beautiful, between there history, all the all feasible (and original) compositions.
The museum of relations is a museum of natural history, anthropology, societies and civilizations located in Lyon, in the district of La Confluence, on the southern tip of the city 'island of Lyon, at the confluence of the Rhone and the Saone. Heir to the Museum of Natural History in Lyon, it is housed in a building architectural design architecture Coop Himmelb.
It is one of the only theaters in France, with the Comédie-Française and the Théâtre de l'Odéon, to celebrate more than 200 years of dramatic art.
Its name comes from the convent of the celestinians who occupy the seat from 1407 to 1789.
It is today a municipal theater in direct control City of Lyon. It programs a contemporary and classical repertoire and theater.
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