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Lyon is often called the capital city of gastronomy. For a long time, this was equated with sauces and a petit-bourgeois small town complex. But then the TGV high speed train linked Lyon with Paris and Marseille, Olympique de Lyon started to win League Championship after League Championship, and a new Lyon was suddenly filled with daring architecture, crowded cafés, and avant-garde exhibitions.

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Institut Lumière

The Institut Lumière is located in Monplasir, the historic district of Lyon. This is where the Lumière brothers invented the Cinématographe and also where they made history by making the first film in 1895. The four-level Lumière Museum allows you to discover the extraordinary inventions of the Lumière brothers, and within the Hangar Prime-Film there are daily movie screenings.

Le Centre d’Histoire de la Résistance et de la Déportation

Lyon housed the core of the Resistance movement, which fought against the occupying German troops during WWII. Many French Jews were deported from here. Everything is explained at the Centre d’Histoire de la Résistance et de la Déportationand, and there are also pictures from the trial of the Butcher of Lyon, Klaus Barbie.

Musée des Beaux Arts

The Musée des Beaux Arts is one of France’s most elegant art museums with everything from ancient statues to contemporary art. It has acquired a painting by Poussin, "The Flee to Egypt", increasing the collection of 17th- and 18th-century paintings to be one of the most prestigious in France.

Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere

The Basilica Notre-Dame de Fourvière was built between 1872 and 1884 and has a great position on a hilltop with great views over the city. Today it is a popular attraction for both locals and tourists. The church is decorated with many beautiful details in mosaics, murals and stained glass.

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