Lyon Heritage Core Photos

The Core of Lyon hosts a wealth of heritage buildings clustered around Vieux Lyon at the base of Fourvière Hill, Place Bellecoeur, Place des Terreaux, and along the Saône River.

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Panorama of Lyon from Fourviere Hill. Lyon, France....
Panorama of Lyon from Fourviere Hill. Lyon, France....
View of Lyon from Fourviere Hill. Lyon, France.View of Lyon from Croix-Rousse area. Lyon, France.Fourvière Hill seen from Soane River topped by Basilique Notre-Dame. Lyon, France.Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière atop Fourvière Hill. Lyon, France.
View of Lyon from Fourviere Hill. Lyon, France.View of Lyon from Croix-Rousse area. Lyon, France.Fourvière Hill seen from Soane River topped by Basilique Notre-Dame. Lyon, France.Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière atop Fourvière Hill. Lyon, France.
Metallic tower of Fourvière Hill copied Eiffel Tower when started as observation platform, but now is strictly communications tower. Lyon, France.Place Bellecoeur. Lyon, France.Fourvière Hill above at Place Bellecoeur. Lyon, France.Fourvière Hill seen from Place Bellecoeur. Lyon, France.
Metallic tower of Fourvière Hill (1892-4) copied Eiffel Tower when started as observation platform, but now is strictly communications tower. Lyon, France.Place Bellecoeur. Lyon, France.Fourvière Hill above at Place Bellecoeur. Lyon, France.Fourvière Hill seen from Place Bellecoeur. Lyon, France.
Night view of Louis XIV equestrian monument on Place Bellecoeur with Fourvière Hill in distance. Lyon, France.Night view of Fourvière Hill & cathedral. Lyon, France.Louis XIV equestrian monument by François-Frédéric Lemot at Place Bellecoeur. Lyon, France.Louis XIV monument by François-Frédéric Lemot at Place Bellecoeur. Lyon, France.
Night view of Louis XIV equestrian monument on Place Bellecoeur with Fourvière Hill in distance. Lyon, France.Night view of Fourvière Hill & cathedral. Lyon, France.Louis XIV equestrian monument (1825) by François-Frédéric Lemot at Place Bellecoeur. Lyon, France.Louis XIV monument (1825) by François-Frédéric Lemot at Place Bellecoeur. Lyon, France.
Detail of bronze sculpture on base of Louis XIV equestrian monument at Place Bellecoeur. Lyon, France.Surviving clock tower of hôpital de la Charité at Place Bellecoeur. Lyon, France.Buildings on Place Bellecoeur. Lyon, France.Celestins Theater at Place des Celestins. Lyon, France.
Detail of bronze sculpture on base of Louis XIV equestrian monument at Place Bellecoeur. Lyon, France.Surviving clock tower of hôpital de la Charité (demolished charity hospital) (17thC) at Place Bellecoeur. Lyon, France.Buildings on Place Bellecoeur. Lyon, France.Celestins Theater (1877) at Place des Celestins. Lyon, France. Architect: Gaspard André.
Celestins Theater at Place des Celestins. Lyon, France.Decoration on Celestins Theater. Lyon, France.Bartholdi fountain by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi at Place des Terreaux. Lyon, France.Bartholdi fountain depicts France on chariot controlling horses symbolizing four great rivers of France presented at Exposition Universelle of 1889. Lyon, France.
Celestins Theater (1877) at Place des Celestins. Lyon, France.Decoration on Celestins Theater. Lyon, France.Bartholdi fountain (installed 1892) by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi at Place des Terreaux. Lyon, France.Bartholdi fountain depicts France on chariot controlling horses symbolizing four great rivers of France presented at Exposition Universelle of 1889. Lyon, France.
Horse & symbolic France figure on Bartholdi fountain at Place des Terreaux. Lyon, France.Detail of horses head of Bartholdi fountain at Place des Terreaux. Lyon, France.River horses emerging from symbolic river of France on Bartholdi fountain at Place des Terreaux. Lyon, France.Bartholdi fountain detail with icicles. Lyon, France.
Horse & symbolic France figure on Bartholdi fountain at Place des Terreaux. Lyon, France.Detail of horses head of Bartholdi fountain at Place des Terreaux. Lyon, France.River horses emerging from symbolic river of France on Bartholdi fountain at Place des Terreaux. Lyon, France.Bartholdi fountain detail with icicles. Lyon, France.
Panorama of Place des Terreaux. Lyon, France....
Panorama of Place des Terreaux. Lyon, France....
Lyon City Hall with post-fire facade at Place des Terreaux. Lyon, France.Half-relief of Henry IV of France on horseback which replaced of original Louis XIV after French Revolution & Restoration on Lyon City Hall at Place des Terreaux. Lyon, France.Clock tower atop Lyon City Hall at Place des Terreaux. Lyon, France.Detail of Jules Hardouin-Mansart's roofline for Lyon City Hall at Place des Terreaux. Lyon, France.
Lyon City Hall (Hôtel de Ville) (1645-51) with post-fire facade (1674) at Place des Terreaux. Lyon, France. Style: French Baroque. Architect: Simon Maupin then facade by Jules Hardouin-Mansart.Half-relief of Henry IV of France on horseback which replaced of original Louis XIV after French Revolution & Restoration on Lyon City Hall (Hôtel de Ville) at Place des Terreaux. Lyon, France.Clock tower atop Lyon City Hall (Hôtel de Ville) at Place des Terreaux. Lyon, France.Detail of Jules Hardouin-Mansart's roofline for Lyon City Hall at Place des Terreaux. Lyon, France.
Court of honor facade of Lyon City Hall seen from Opéra Nouvel theater. Lyon, France.Gates of Court of honor facade of Lyon City Hall. Lyon, France.Detail of Jules Hardouin-Mansart's roofline for Lyon City Hall at Place des Terreaux. Lyon, France.Court of honor facade of Lyon City Hall with modern infill building beyond. Lyon, France.
Court of honor facade of Lyon City Hall (1674) seen from Opéra Nouvel theater. Lyon, France.Gates of Court of honor facade of Lyon City Hall (1674). Lyon, France.Detail of Jules Hardouin-Mansart's roofline for Lyon City Hall at Place des Terreaux. Lyon, France.Court of honor facade of Lyon City Hall (1674) with modern infill building beyond. Lyon, France.
Opéra Nouvel theater opposite rear facade of Lyon City Hall. Lyon, France.Facade detail of Opéra Nouvel theater opposite rear facade of Lyon City Hall. Lyon, France.Overview of Place des Terreaux. Lyon, France.Galerie des Terreaux building on Place des Terreaux. Lyon, France.
Opéra Nouvel theater (1831 modernized 1993) opposite rear facade of Lyon City Hall. Lyon, France.Facade detail of Opéra Nouvel theater (1831 modernized 1993) opposite rear facade of Lyon City Hall. Lyon, France.Overview of Place des Terreaux. Lyon, France.Galerie des Terreaux building on Place des Terreaux. Lyon, France.
Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon on Place des Terreaux. Lyon, France.Silk Condition Chamber wherein silk industry checked quality of fabrics to prevent fraud, now a cultural center library. Lyon, France.Entrance door of Silk Condition Chamber off Place des Terreaux. Lyon, France.Plaque marking saving of silk industry through science finding cure to silk worm disease at Silk Condition Chamber. Lyon, France.
Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon (1801, 1834, 1878) on Place des Terreaux. Lyon, France. Silk Condition Chamber (1814) wherein silk industry checked quality of fabrics to prevent fraud, now a cultural center library. Lyon, France. Architect: Joseph-Pascal Gay.Entrance door of Silk Condition Chamber (1814) off Place des Terreaux. Lyon, France.Plaque marking saving of silk industry through science finding cure to silk worm disease (1865-70) at Silk Condition Chamber. Lyon, France.
Place Carnot. Lyon, France.Monument to glory of French Republic on 100th anniversary by Émile Peynot at Place Carnot. Lyon, France.Monument to glory of French Republic at Place Carnot. Lyon, France.Residential building on Place Carnot. Lyon, France.
Place Carnot. Lyon, France.Monument (1889) to glory of French Republic on 100th anniversary by Émile Peynot at Place Carnot. Lyon, France.Monument (1889) to glory of French Republic at Place Carnot. Lyon, France.Residential building on Place Carnot. Lyon, France.
Doorway of residential building on Place Carnot. Lyon, France.Residential building on Place Carnot. Lyon, France.Monument to J.M. Jacquard inventor of first programmable loom at Place de la Croix-Rousse. Lyon, France.Musées des Tissus et des Arts Décoratifs shows fabric & silk weaving history of Lyon. Lyon, France.
Doorway of residential building on Place Carnot. Lyon, France.Residential building on Place Carnot. Lyon, France.Monument to J.M. Jacquard (1752-1834) inventor of first programmable loom at Place de la Croix-Rousse. Lyon, France.Musées des Tissus et des Arts Décoratifs (MTMAD) shows fabric & silk weaving history of Lyon. Lyon, France.
Palais de la Mutualité. Lyon, France.Details of entrance glass overhang at Palais de la Mutualité building. Lyon, France.Sculpted facade of antique building in Lyon. Lyon, France.Square in Vieux Lyon at base of Fourvière Hill. Lyon, France.
Palais de la Mutualité (1910-3) (1 place Antonin Jutard). Lyon, France. Architect: François Clermont.Details of entrance glass overhang at Palais de la Mutualité building. Lyon, France.Sculpted facade of antique building in Lyon. Lyon, France.Square in Vieux Lyon (old town) at base of Fourvière Hill. Lyon, France.
Bonze monument to scientist André-Marie Ampère in Vieux Lyon. Lyon, France.Streetscape in Vieux Lyon. Lyon, France.Shops & pub in Vieux Lyon. Lyon, France.St. John's Cathedral in Vieux Lyon. Lyon, France.
Bonze monument to scientist André-Marie Ampère in Vieux Lyon. Lyon, France.Streetscape in Vieux Lyon. Lyon, France.Shops & pub in Vieux Lyon. Lyon, France.St. John's Cathedral (12th-15thC) in Vieux Lyon. Lyon, France.
Gargoyles & saints carved on entrance facade of St. John's Cathedral. Lyon, France.Interior of St. John's Cathedral. Lyon, France.Stained glass windows of St. John's Cathedral. Lyon, France.Astronomical clock in St. John's Cathedral. Lyon, France.
Gargoyles & saints carved on entrance facade of St. John's Cathedral. Lyon, France.Interior of St. John's Cathedral. Lyon, France.Stained glass windows of St. John's Cathedral. Lyon, France.Astronomical clock (with sections 1598, 1660 & 1894) in St. John's Cathedral. Lyon, France.
19th C upper sections of astronomical clock in St. John's Cathedral. Lyon, France.Astronomical clock face giving time, date, position of sun, moon & stars in St. John's Cathedral. Lyon, France.Astronomical clock face giving feastdays of saints in St. John's Cathedral. Lyon, France.Astronomical clock face in St. John's Cathedral. Lyon, France.
19th C upper sections of astronomical clock in St. John's Cathedral. Lyon, France.Astronomical clock face giving time, date, position of sun, moon & stars in St. John's Cathedral. Lyon, France.Astronomical clock face giving feastdays of saints in St. John's Cathedral. Lyon, France.Astronomical clock face in St. John's Cathedral. Lyon, France.
Bridge over Saône River near Musée des Confluences. Lyon, France.Lyon Court of Appeal at base of Fourvière Hill. Lyon, France.Palais de Justice footbridge over Saône River. Lyon, France.Palais de Justice footbridge over Saône River. Lyon, France.
Bridge over Saône River near Musée des Confluences. Lyon, France.Lyon Court of Appeal (1840s) at base of Fourvière Hill. Lyon, France.Palais de Justice footbridge (1981) over Saône River. Lyon, France. Architect: Charles Delfante & de Gilbert Lamboley.Palais de Justice footbridge (1981) over Saône River. Lyon, France.
Le Vaporetto shuttle boat on Saône River. Lyon, France.Tour boat on Saône River. Lyon, France.Notre Dame Saint-Vincent church entrance on bank of Saône River. Lyon, France.Footbridge over Saône River. Lyon, France.
Le Vaporetto shuttle boat on Saône River. Lyon, France.Tour boat on Saône River. Lyon, France.Notre Dame Saint-Vincent church entrance on bank of Saône River. Lyon, France.Footbridge over Saône River. Lyon, France.
Riverscape over Saône River. Lyon, France.National school of fine arts over Saône River. Lyon, France.Government cultural offices over Saône River. Lyon, France.Heritage fortification over Saône River. Lyon, France.
Riverscape over Saône River. Lyon, France.National school of fine arts over Saône River. Lyon, France.Government cultural offices (6 Quai Saint-Vincent) over Saône River. Lyon, France.Heritage fortification (beside 6 Quai Saint-Vincent) over Saône River. Lyon, France.
Heritage buildings along Saône River. Lyon, France.Heritage buildings along Quai Saint-Vincent including Fresque des Lyonnais mural. Lyon, France.Fresque des Lyonnais mural by CitéCréation shows notable citizens of Lyon. Lyon, France.Quai Fulchiron streetscape of heritage buildings over Bonaparte bridge on Saône River. Lyon, France.
Heritage buildings along Saône River. Lyon, France.Heritage buildings along Quai Saint-Vincent including Fresque des Lyonnais mural. Lyon, France.Fresque des Lyonnais mural (1994-5) by CitéCréation shows notable citizens of Lyon. Lyon, France.Quai Fulchiron streetscape of heritage buildings over Bonaparte bridge on Saône River. Lyon, France.
Square towers of Cathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste above Bonaparte bridge over Saône River. Lyon, France.Quai Fulchiron streetscape of heritage buildings. Lyon, France.St. Georges Catholic church on Saône River bank. Lyon, France.Sculpture on Saône River bridge. Lyon, France.
Square towers of Cathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste above Bonaparte bridge over Saône River. Lyon, France.Quai Fulchiron streetscape of heritage buildings. Lyon, France.St. Georges Catholic church (1848) on Saône River bank. Lyon, France. Style: Gothic Revival. Architect: Pierre Bossan.Sculpture on Saône River bridge. Lyon, France.
Houseboat on Saône River. Lyon, France.Classical architecture along Saône River. Lyon, France.Houseboat on Saône River. Lyon, France.Railway bridge across Saône River. Lyon, France.
Houseboat on Saône River. Lyon, France.Classical architecture along Saône River. Lyon, France.Houseboat on Saône River. Lyon, France.Railway bridge across Saône River. Lyon, France.
Houseboats on Saône River. Lyon, France.


Houseboats on Saône River. Lyon, France.



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