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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 centuryrehabilitated 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

Perrache train station before the intermodal hub was built, postcard from 1907

In the heart of the UCLy campus, former St-Paul prison ©A SPANI - UCLy | Garbit&Bmondeau, atelier Thierry Roche

Groups : walking tour in english, duration of 2.5 hours.

Groups of 15 to 25 personns.

If you have any questions or request a quote, please click here.

The time for this visit can be adapted to your needs.

Individuals :

For a private walking tour, please contact us here.

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