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Quarter of Old Lyon: photo description (Vieux Lyon)

The block bearing the name "Old Lyon", situated at the foot of Fourvière hill along the river saône. This and another Lyon Croix Rousse is included in the list of world heritage of UNESCO. Old Lyon is adjacent to the neighborhoods of Saint-just, Lyon, and Drove. On the territory of the Old Lyon, located neighbourhoods such as Saint-Paul, Saint-Jean and Saint-Georges.

It is known that the place where is the Old Lyon, has been inhabited by people since ancient times. However, this area is more interesting as a "document" of other eras - the Middle Ages and Renaissance.

Among the main attractions of Vieux Lyon, in addition to historical and architectural monuments, called traboule (through passages from one street to another) and Busoni restaurants serving traditional Lyonnaise cuisine. No less interesting may be a visit to the Museum of miniatures and scenery for cinema, which is located in an old mansion and contains about two hundred exhibits - like scenery, and miniatures, created by Dan Olman.

The Saint-Jean quarter is located around the Cathedral of St. John, which was built from the XII to the XV century and at the turn of XVI and XVII centuries became a scene of the wedding of Henry IV and Marie de Medici. Decorations of the Cathedral are the stained glass Windows of the XII century, the astronomical clock and the statue, and in the Treasury are kept many religious relics, including the Byzantine. In the same quarter, you can visit the historical Museum of Lyon, located in the mansion of Gadagne (mid XVI century). Sections of the Museum dedicated to the great French revolution, the visit of Napoleon in the town in 1805, the puppet Guignol, which ridiculed the rich. In the Museum there are also sculptures, ceramics, furniture.

The quarter of Saint-Paul also grew up around the eponymous Church, built in the XII century. In this part of Lyon lived merchants, so one of the attractions of the quarter called the area changed, which in the Middle ages was done many transactions. In the quarter of Saint-Georges is a small Church of St. George of the XIX century.