St Georges, Lyon

St Georges is the south part of Vieux Lyon, the Renaissance Quarter.

St Georges is the south part of Vieux Lyon, the Renaissance Quarter. It has nice Renaissance buildings which, however, do not really compare to the palaces of St Jean, but is much more quiet than the St Jean area.















About St Georges

 Quai Fulchiron, 69005 Lyon, France

 +33 4 72 77 07 90


St Georges and Nearby Sights on Map

Montée du Gourguillon

This picturesque montée (sloping street on hillside) starts behind Vieux Lyon metro station and ends quite close to the Roman theatres of Fourvière

Lyon Cathedral

The Lyon Cathedral, officially named the St Jean Cathedral, is a Roman Catholic cathedral dedicated to Saint John the Baptist


The traboules are a unique architectural feature of Lyon's historical buildings, largely influenced by Italy and especially Florence

Basilique Saint-Martin d'Ainay

The Basilica of Saint-Martin d'Ainay is the only entirely Romanesque church in Lyon, dating back to the 11th-12th centuries

Renaissance Courtyards

Lyon is known for its buildings with traboules, though some have very beautiful courtyards but no real traboules (crossing from one street to another)

Parc des Hauteurs

The Parc des Hauteurs is located along the hillside between the metallic tower of Fourvière and the Loyasse cemetery, and offers great views towards the Monts d'Or and Beaujolais

St Jean Archaeological Garden

Adjacent to the St Jean Cathedral (on the northern side), the archaeological garden exhibits the remnants of the religious buildings which occupied the site before the cathedral was erected

Musée de la Miniature et des Décors de cinéma

The Miniature and Cinema Museum, housed in the 16th century Maison des Avocats (Legal Chamber), displays about 120 miniature models of various historical and contemporary scenesof houses, restaurants, workshops, schools, etc

Rue du Boeuf

Rue du Boeuf runs parallel to the touristy Rue St Jean, but is much quieter and just as beautiful

Place Bellecour

Place Bellecour is the heart of the Presqu'ile quarter and the largest open square in Europe