- Type: 4WD
NileGuide Expert Says:
Located below Lyon's 'Tour Metallique', it's an impressive sight to see the mysterious 'The Man of the Rock' illuminated at night along the rocky banks of the River Soane.
NileGuide Expert tip:
For the best view; walk along Quai Saint Vincent.
- This statue which is so impressive at night fall was erected in 1849, in honour of a charitable man nicknamed the good German. Alas, a thousand times alas, how many natives of Lyon really know the story of the man who is now only known as the Man of the Rock? Hans Kleberger was a very wealthy banker, who created the general Aumone in 1531. This veritable Charitable organisation was the centre for donations and distribution of goods, which contributed to the financing of la Charité hospital, which nowadays no longer exists.
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