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Rue Victor Hugo is a pedestrian street in the Presqu'ile quarter, part of Lyon's UNESCO World Heritage site.
Rue Victor Hugo is a pedestrian street in the Presqu'ile quarter, part of Lyon's UNESCO World Heritage site. Running from Place Bellecour to Place Carnot, it is a touristy area with galleries, cafes, restaurants and shops.
The Rue Auguste Comte runs parallel to Rue Victor Hugo, and is home to most of the antique shops in Lyon
The Museum of Textiles and Decorative Arts delves into the history of textiles over the past 2000 years, throwing light on the Lyon silk trade and production going back to the Renaissance period
The Basilica of Saint-Martin d'Ainay is the only entirely Romanesque church in Lyon, dating back to the 11th-12th centuries
Place Bellecour is the heart of the Presqu'ile quarter and the largest open square in Europe
Theatre des Celestins counts among the few theatres in France that have been operational for over 200 years, the first one at the site having been opened in 1792
St Georges is the south part of Vieux Lyon, the Renaissance Quarter
The French neo-classical court house of Palais de Justice, also known as 'the 24 columns' for its colonnaded facade, was built between 1835 and 1842 by architect Louis-Pierre Baltard
The Lyon Cathedral, officially named the St Jean Cathedral, is a Roman Catholic cathedral dedicated to Saint John the Baptist
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
Lyon is known for its buildings with traboules, though some have very beautiful courtyards but no real traboules (crossing from one street to another)