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Lyon 1st

Lyon's 1st district

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  • Narrow streets
  • Fresco painting
  • Traboules
  • Perched gardens
  • View of the city
  • Access by metro and on foot
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As in most large urban areas, the 1st District of Lyon is home to the city's Hotel de Ville (‘City Hall'). Located in the northern part of the Presqu'île peninsula, this neighborhood stretches east to west between the Rhône and Saône Rivers. Its northern boundary with the 4th District is found at the top of the Croix Rousse Hill at Boulevard de la Croix Rousse. With the southern slopes of this hill, it proudly boasts a large part of this picturesque area. Its southern end, which borders the 2nd District, runs along the boundary of the Terreaux neighborhood, the historical area of the Presqu'île.

Strong historical and architectural wealth of these neighborhoods the 1st district is the administration of the city with the Mayor in his City Hall (see Terreaux district) but also the culture with the Opera de Lyon.

The recent history of this opera house is made of the creation ex nihilo in 1983 by the Orchestra of the Opera quickly associate young instrumentalist and seasoned leaders to switch desks and directory creation, operatic and symphonic. The names of John Eliot Gardiner, the first music director, Kent Nagano, Louis Langrée Iván Fischer and the life of the whole.

The role of Terreaux important is the center of this district with the town hall, built by Simon Maupin in the middle of the seventeenth century. It is a large rectangular building consisting of four pavilions and a central court of honor which saw its architecture by Jules Hardoin-Mansart, the architect of Versailles. The history of this place is marked by the installation of various monuments also very attractive as the Palais Saint-Pierre has taken the place of the abbey of Saint-Pierre before sixth century before becoming a museum of Fine Arts in 1862. The fountain of Bartholdi, creator of the Statue of Liberty with the Char of Freedom "gives this place an added bonus.

Lyonnaise life is also marked by very large shopping street, Rue Edouard Herriot and Rue de la Republique, which continues south into the 2nd district.

The hill of the Croix Rousse dominates the borough and it provides an interesting history. The slopes of the Croix-Rousse are part of the territory designated as World Heritage by UNESCO in 1999. It is also that the hill has hosted workshops in canuts and witnessed the struggles of these workers in the silk in the history of life and working association lyonnaise. It is also called "the hill that works".

District where the history and current events come together at all times, where life meets bourgeois parties historically devoted to labor, the 1st district will provide immediate joys and enrich your memories of the city of Lyon.

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