Self-Guided Galleries Tour of Lyon (Self Guided), Lyon

Lyon is home to some truly impressive art galleries that contain fabulous collections of paintings, sculptures and modern art. Young and talented artists from France and around the world present their art here. Take this tour to discover the most impressive and unique galleries in Lyon.
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Self-Guided Galleries Tour of Lyon Map

Guide Name: Self-Guided Galleries Tour of Lyon
Guide Location: France » Lyon (See other walking tours in Lyon)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 Km or 2.1 Miles
Author: jenny
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Galerie Vrais Rêves

1) Galerie Vrais Rêves

The Galerie Vrais Rêves has a great collection of modern photography. New and innovative photography methods and techniques are showcased at this gallery, placing highlight on the contemporary artists.

Hours: Wednesday-Saturday 3:00 – 7:00 pm
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Galerie Michel Estades

2) Galerie Michel Estades

Galerie Michel Estades presents a vast collection of work by modern artists. There are paintings, glass objects, and sculptures on display. Among those who have displayed their work here are Jehan, Buffet, and Tobias. Their work is highly evocative and date back to the 19th and 20th centuries.

Hours: Monday: 2 pm- 7 pm; Tuesday - Saturday 10 am - 1 pm / 2 pm - 7 pm.
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Galerie Mazarini

3) Galerie Mazarini

Galerie Mazarini has an excellent collection of drawings from the 16th century by students from the Lyons School of Art. This collection includes a number of pieces from artists who had a great impact on the development of the art of drawing. The gallery also has works by artists of the North School of Art, as well as by French and English painters.

Hours: Monday-Sunday 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
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Atelier des Ombres (L')

4) Atelier des Ombres (L')

Atelier des Ombres (L') is both a gallery and a workshop. Here adults and children can learn how to draw and paint. Take a lesson and learn some art basics. In addition to nurturing your own talent, you will be able to better appreciate the works of other artists.

Hours: Mon, Fri: 2 pm- 7 pm; Tue: 10 am- 12 pm/ 2 pm- 7 pm; Wed: 2 pm- 4 pm; Thu: 2 pm- 9 pm; Sat: 1:30 pm- 6 pm.
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Galerie Archaïa

5) Galerie Archaïa

Galerie Archaïa has a diverse collection of artwork from Europe, Africa and South America. The collection includes statues, masks, bronze and wooden relics, paintings, glass, and paper-made art objects. Many of the pieces have historic value, as they represent the cultural heritage of the country.

Hours: Tuesday - Thursday: 2:00 pm - 07:00 pm; Friday, Saturday: 10:00 am- 12:00 pm/ 2:00 pm - 07:00 pm.
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Galerie Laurencin

6) Galerie Laurencin

Galerie Laurencin has a large collection of paintings and drawings that dates back to the 16th century. All the artworks displayed at the gallery are original and created by some of the best artists in the world. Many artists have displayed their works at the gallery several times in a bid to advance their careers.

Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 2:30 – 7:00 pm

Walking Tours in Lyon, France

Create Your Own Walk in Lyon

Create Your Own Walk in Lyon

Creating your own self-guided walk in Lyon is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Self-Guided Religious Buildings Tour of Lyon, Part 2

Self-Guided Religious Buildings Tour of Lyon, Part 2

Lyon's beautiful religious buildings showcase the richness of the city's culture and architecture. All the churches on this tour date back centuries and capture the architectural style popular at the time when they were built. Take this tour to discover the best-known and the most beautiful religious buildings in Lyon.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.9 Km or 3.7 Miles
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

The city of Lyon, found at the confluence of the Rhône and Saône rivers in what is today the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of France, has been around for 2,000 years. The city center breathes history set in stone of the Roman Amphitheatre des Trois Gaules, medieval and Renaissance architecture in Vieux (Old) Lyon, and Traboules de la Croix Rousse. If you wish to explore some of the most notable...  view more

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.0 Km or 2.5 Miles
Self-Guided Architecture Tour of Lyon

Self-Guided Architecture Tour of Lyon

Lyon is a beautiful city with gorgeous places to visit. From an architectural standpoint, Lyon is a treasure trove of beautiful buildings with a fascinating mixture of historic and modern structures. Take this tour to discover the variety of architectural styles found in Lyon.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.3 Km or 2.1 Miles
Self-Guided Kid's Entertainment Tour of Lyon

Self-Guided Kid's Entertainment Tour of Lyon

Lyon is an interesting destination not only for adults, but for kids as well. Parents that decide to take their children to Lyon will not regret it. There are a number of family-oriented places to visit, including beautiful gardens, fascinating museums, sports clubs and more. Take this tour to discover the most interesting places to visit with your kids in Lyon.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.5 Km or 0.9 Miles
Self-Guided Museums Tour of Lyon

Self-Guided Museums Tour of Lyon

Lyon is very beautiful city, the second-largest in France after Paris. It has many interesting, historic places to visit. Lyon has a number of museums set to educate the public on the history of France and Lyon. Many of the museums preserve and display works by French artists, as they represent the rich cultural heritage of the country. Take this tour to discover the beauty and historic importance...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.9 Km or 3 Miles
Self-Guided Religious Buildings Tour of Lyon, Part 1

Self-Guided Religious Buildings Tour of Lyon, Part 1

Up until the 19th century, 98% of Lyon residents were Catholics. Because religion had such a profound influence on Lyon locals, many beautiful and unique places of worship can be found in the city to this day. Take this tour to discover some of Lyon's most fascinating and historic religious buildings.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 Km or 1.6 Miles

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