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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.
Quai Fulchiron, 69005 Lyon, France
+33 4 72 77 07 90
This picturesque montée (sloping street on hillside) starts behind Vieux Lyon metro station and ends quite close to the Roman theatres of Fourvière
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
The Basilica of Saint-Martin d'Ainay is the only entirely Romanesque church in Lyon, dating back to the 11th-12th centuries
Lyon is known for its buildings with traboules, though some have very beautiful courtyards but no real traboules (crossing from one street to another)
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
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
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 runs parallel to the touristy Rue St Jean, but is much quieter and just as beautiful
Place Bellecour is the heart of the Presqu'ile quarter and the largest open square in Europe