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The Jardin Rosa Mir in the Croix Rousse quarter was built by a Spanish refugee Jules Senis, and dedicated to his mother.
The Jardin Rosa Mir in the Croix Rousse quarter was built by a Spanish refugee Jules Senis, and dedicated to his mother. Senis had cancer and had made the vow of building this garden if he ever came out of the hospital; fortunately, he did. The walled garden was inspired by Gaudi's designs in Barcelona, and presents a fine mixture of mineral and vegetal elements, with thousands of sea-shells.
87 Grande Rue de la Croix-Rousse, 69004 Lyon, France
Le Mur des Canuts on Boulevard des Canuts is an extensive trompe-l'oeil fresco dedicated to the history and typical architecture of the Croix-Rousse hill which was traditionally inhabited by canuts or silk workers
The Marche de la Croix Rousse is a popular local market hosting about 120 official vendors that sell freshly picked produce, meat, processed foods from Lyonnaise sausages to a variety of delightful cheese and wine
The Montée de la Grande Côte is steep street in the Croix Rousse quarter connecting the Terreaux quarter to the Plateau de la Croix Rousse
The Amphitheatre des Trois Gaules is a Roman theatre from 19 BC that marks the place where the first Christian martyrs of Gaul were thrown to the lions in 177 AD
Place Sathonay is a charming neighbourhood square in Croix Rousse with old chestnut trees
The 17th century City Hall on Place des Terreaux has a strikingly beautiful facade, which is radiantly illuminated at night
The Place des Terreaux is a large square in the heart of Lyon in the Presqu'ile district
The Museum of Fine Arts housed in the former Palais Saint-Pierre displays a fine collection of European paintings from the 14th to mid-20th century
The 7 storey Fresque des Lyonnais painted wall portraits some of the most famous Lyonnaise, from Renaissance poets Louise Labé and Maurice Sceve to the renowned Lumière brothers who invented cinema, celebrity chef Paul Bocuse, and the Little Prince by author Antoine de St-Exupery
The Nouvel Opera house opposite the City Hall is home to the Opera National de Lyon