The old town and the Contemporary Art Biennale Guided tours

Next departure on 01/10/2022 at 14:30

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The old town during the 16th Biennale of Lyon, from the Renaissance district to Gadagne Museum

Here’s a great opportunity to discover the old town during the Contemporary Art Biennale! Inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage List since 1998, Vieux-Lyon, which extends over 24 hectares at the foot of Fourvière hill, is one of the largest Renaissance areas in Europe after Venice!

A pleasant guided walk from the Place Saint-Jean, exploring this disctrict, partly pedestrian and totally protected area, tourists and inhabitants rub shoulders on the streets.

Here, the light is reflected by the Saône and highlights the lovely ochre colours of the façades which are a legacy of the numerous Italians who lived here during the 15th and 16th century.

A Biennale mediator will take over to show you the Gadagne Museum, one of the exhibition venues of the 16th Contemporary Art Biennale, entitled "Manifesto of fragility..."

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Please ensure you arrive 10 minutes before the tour commences.
Booking is necessary
Cancellation free of charge 72 hours before schedule activity.


2h00 (1h in the Vieux-Lyon district and 1h at the Biennale)


Guided tour on foot


Metro D > Vieux-Lyon

Meeting point

Place Saint-Jean, next to the statue - Lyon 5e

Adults €15.00
Children under 8 Free

Contemporary Art Biennial

EntitledManifesto of fragility,the Biennial presents in several places, more than 200 artists, invited by curators Sam Bardaouil & Till Fellrath to address the theme of fragility, in a wide variety of artistic practices.

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