Our visits

of architecture and heritage in France

Tour one of Lyon's notorious prisons and learn how it got a new lease on life.

In partnership with the Catholic University of Lyon (UCLy), Origami Architecture offers tours of the university’s new campus, a spectacular example of the repurposing of historic buildings.

Come explore Perrache with us. This now bustling neighborhood was once isolated and split in two by its train station. Return with us to Perrache’s past and uncover the story of its revitalization. This tour includes the visit of Saint-Paul, a former prison transformed into a contemporary campus, a visit of the exchange center of Perrache and its gardens, ...

Confluence, at the southern tip of Lyon’s Presqu’île, was long dedicated to industry and transportation. Today, Confluence is the center of an unprecedented urban renewal, transforming it into a "lab for contemporary architecture". More than an innovative neighborhood, Confluence questions the city of tomorrow.

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