Architectural walking tour
Lyon's Perrache neighborhood
Marshland until the 18th century, the Perrache district has long been isolated but is undergoing a profound change.
The engineer and sculptor Antoine-Michel Perrache (1726-1779) dedicated the end of his life to the project of redirecting the confluence (of the Rhône and the Saône) to the south in order to extend the territory of the peninsula.
Long considered as an isolated area, this district has both attracted and put off the Lyonnais throughout its history. A current urban project named "Open Perrache" is beginning to change the neighborhood's image.
Through this walking tour :
Visit the former St-Paul Prison from the 19th century, rehabilitated in a contemporary campus in 2015
Discover the Hôtel Terminus, an eclectic style building
Explore the train station and Perrache intermodal hub, built in the 70's, with its community garden
The mythical Brasserie Georges, art deco emblem of the district