Discover Ile Barbe – Charming Part of Lyon

France, Lyon Guide (B): Discover Ile Barbe – Charming Part of Lyon

Discover more of Lyon…discover the hidden beauty of Lyon…discover L’Ile Barbe and all what it offers. Firstly, I love this area so much that I actually moved here and still enjoying. Secondly, it’s great place to spend a day, half a day away from crowds yet being surrendered by Lyons beauty. But what’s actually is the Ile Barbe and how you can spend time there? Well, let me tell you…

Ile Barbe is an island located in the middle of the Saone, in the 9th district of Lyon, in the district of Saint-Rambert-l’Ile-Barbe. It is an enchanted and magic site, listed as a French historical monument. Its name comes from the Latin insula barbara, “the wild island” . But these were the Romans who firstly called it “Hoya” as a reference to the animal which symbolises the messenger from the after-life. It is during the 3rd century that two hermits trying to escape religious persecution chose the island as their residence. Nice little story, one of many that the Ile Barbe has…Anyways, not only the stories but monuments, beautiful places the island have for us. It is today inhabited by a few, privileged, people and therefore it is divided into the public and private part. And we can have a full access to the public part! ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Discover Ile Barbe – Charming Part of Lyon
Guide Location: France » Lyon
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: church   l’Auberge de l’ile   bridge of Barbe Island   belvedere   Museum Jean Couty   Jocteur   L’Aviron Club de Lyon-Caluire   Rowing Union Nautique de Lyon   Rowing Club of Lyon  
Author: Aga Marchewka
Read it on author's website: https://jadorelyon.com/ile-barbe-2/

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