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The 24 columns

Visits and discovery tours

Last updated date : 19/07/2023

Lyon's historical Palais de Justice reveals its secrets...

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Following four years of renovation, discover this architectural jewel by Louis-Pierre Baltard, Lyon's historical Palais de Justice.

Entering via its imposing façade with its 24 columns, you will discover and understand this focal point housing the court of appeal and the assizes on the same site where justice has been dispensed since the tenth century.

An exceptional opportunity to wander through the building's main concourse, the court rooms used every day by magistrates and lawyers. The very place where several of the most importtant trials in French history have been conducted.

Duration of the visit : 2h. Please ensure you arrive 10 minutes before the tour commences.

Practical information


Quai Romain Rolland - 69005 Lyon 5ème




Adult: 15 €.


All year round, daily except on January 1st, May 1st, May 8th, July 14th, August 15th, November 1st, November 11th and December 25th.

Visits and discovery tours

The 24 columns

En bas des marches du Palais de Justice

Quai Romain Rolland - 69005 Lyon 5ème

+33 (0)4 72 77 69 69


I go by alternative transportation

Metro D station Vieux-Lyon

This visit is included in the Lyon City Card!

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