Things To Do Near Fifth Arrondissement in Lyon

Located on the right bank of the River Saône, Lyon's 5th Arrondissement is the city's central tourist attracting Arrondissment, so you can expect to find plenty of things to do in and around the area. The 5th Arrondissement includes UNESCO accredited (World Heritage) Vieux Lyon ( St-Paul, St-Jean, St-Georges), Fourvière, St-Just and St-Irénée.

There's so much to see and do in the 5th Arrondissement, picking the top ten is no easy task, but starting at the top of Fourvière hill, Basilique de Fourvière is arguably the number one attraction in the area. Here you can visit the Crypte de Fourvière (a church within a church) and also view the whole of Lyon from a superb view point on the Esplanade de Fourvière.

Moving down the hill into World Heritage Vieux Lyon (Old Lyon), visitors can experience one of France's most prized Renaissance districts; characterised by the famous Traboules St-Jean and the flamboyantly romantic architecture of the Renaissance period. And to get the complete low-down on Old Lyon, visitors can take an MP3 guided tour, available from the Office du Tourisme.

While the whole of Old Lyon is historic and wonderful for wandering around, there are a few special building you won't want to miss, including; La Tour Rose, Musée Historique de Lyon (the Gadagne building) and Maison des Avocates. And while you're in the area, two top markets (noted for produce, products and generally great ambiance) are well worth visiting: Marche de la Creation and Marche Aux Livres.

The 5th Arrondissement is served by Metro Line D and Funicular lines 1 and 2.

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Basilique de Fourvière

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Place de Fourvière

The centrepiece of Lyon's glory... read more

Crypte de Fourvière

8 Place de Fourvière
Basilique de Fourvière

Church Below a Church... read more

Esplanade de Fourvière

Place de Fourvière

Panoramic Views of the Croix-Rousse... read more

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Traboules St-Jean

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rue St-Jean

The romance of the Renaissance 'traboules'...
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Tour Rose (La)

16 rue du Boeuf

Beautiful Renaissance House... read more

Cathédrale St-Jean

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Rue Saint Jean
At Rue Saint Etienne

Roman & Gothic... read more

Vieux Lyon

Vieux Lyon

Guided Tour in French & English... read more

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Musée Historique de Lyon

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1 place du Petit-Collège

Renaissance architecture, local history and puppets... read more

Marche de la Creation

Quai Romain Rolland

Art and crafts market... read more

Marche Aux Livres

Quai de la Pecherie

Famous book market along Lyon's River Saône...
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