NileGuide Expert Says:
For the historic lowdown on one of Europe's most ancient cities; visit the Musée Historique de Lyon to enhance your appreciation of this grand and old city.
1 Place du Petit Collège, Lyon, France
04 78 42 03 61
NileGuide Expert tip:
Take time to absorb the Renaissance architecture of this beautiful building and don't miss the the Florentine style galleries overlooking the museum's internal court.
Musée Gadagne - which incorporates the Musée Historique de Lyon and Musée des Marionettes du Monde (a puppet museum) – is located in the Renaissance area of old Lyon, within one of the most prized examples of 16th century Renaissance architecture the World Heritage zone has to offer. The Musée Historique de Lyon offers visitors an artefact aided trip (audio assisted in English) through Lyon's history, while the Musee des Marionette du Monde exhibits a collection of puppets from around the world, including - of course - the Guignol and the Madelon puppets; France's versions of Punch and Judy.