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Lyon 5th

Lyon's 5th district

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  • "Les bouchons Lyonnais"
  • Lyon's old town
  • Paved roads
  • Fourvière's Basilica
  • Panoramic view
  • Les nuits de Fourvière
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Lyon's 5th District (69005) features Fourvière Hill, the banks of the Saône at the foot of the hill and Vieux Lyon (‘Old Lyon'). This hill, whose steep slopes literally plunge into the Saône in some areas, testifies to the city's ancient history, as here we can find the largest number of remains of the Gallo-Roman civilization. Beyond the hill itself, the 5th District stretches over a large area of western Lyon towards Tassin-La-Demi-Lune, a particularly sought-after residential area. Bordered on the north by the 9th District and Vaise neighborhood, and to the south by the town of Sainte-Foy-les-Lyon, this district is of interest both for its geography and for the historical sites within it.

The hill itself is a curiosity with "mounted" road which allow us to climb by car or funicular, which allows pedestrians to climb easily from the Cathedral of St. John. Crowned by the Basilica of Fourvière religious monument relatively recent (late nineteenth century) that marks the landscape of Lyon, it is also the place to concentrate on its side overlooking the Saône, the remains of Roman and Gallo-Roman as the Roman Theater and Baths. History a little closer with the remains of the basilica of St-Just who welcomed the Council of Lyon, between 1245 and 1251. But also the church of St. Irenaeus and the crypt of the first Christian martyrs, or in 177 Fort St. Irenaeus who commanded the fortifications of the right bank of the Saône.

Also mention at the top of the hill to the north and this time overlooking the 9th district, the oldest established cemetery in Lyon in 1807, the cemetery buried Loyasse which, like the Père Lachaise in Paris, most Lyon personalities.

And of course the Old Lyon is here to conclude this presentation of the district of Lyon's most steeped in history. The Saint-Georges in the back of the Saône to St. Paul you will see many sights. The Cathedral of Saint John, Primatiale of Gaul as it is the seat of the Archbishop of Lyon, Primate of the Gauls, was constructed from the 12th century. Finally, back in the direction of Saint-Paul sillonner you enjoy this old neighborhood, now fully restored, through the houses and traboules. "Traboule", the word typically Lyon, means a road reserved for pedestrians, often narrow, beginning with a corridor for entry and through one or more buildings for connecting one street to another.

Old Lyon is since 1964 the first protected sector in France and one of the largest sets of Renaissance Europe. It is listed a World Heritage Site of UNESCO since 1998.

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