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

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: 8
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.8 km
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: Tuesday to Saturday 10:00 to 13:00 & 14:00 to 19:00
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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: Tuesday to Friday 14:00 to 18:00 Saturday 15:00 to 19:00
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Galerie L 'Eau-Forte

5) Galerie L 'Eau-Forte

Galerie L 'Eau-Forte contains a wide variety of drawings and engravings of great value. These pieces of art are quite ancient and of great cultural value to Lyon and France. Many of the gallery's drawings and engravings are ones of their kind and the only remaining samples of a particular style and period of art.

Hours: Mon-Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 pm & 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Galerie Archaïa

6) 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 to Thursday: 2:00 PM to 07:00 PM; Fri to Sat 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM & 2:00 PM to 07:00 PM
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Galerie Laurencin

7) 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
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Galerie Alain Georges

8) Galerie Alain Georges

Galerie Alain Georges showcases modern figurative paintings from the 17th and 19th centuries. Many of the artists presenting their works here are either local or from Paris. The gallery is proud to host French artists and thus to maintain the traditions of French painting.

Hours: Monday to Friday 14:00 to 19:00

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 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
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
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
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
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
Self-Guided Nightlife Tour of Lyon

Self-Guided Nightlife Tour of Lyon

Lyon is considered the youngest city in France, which is evident when you venture out into the city at night. Lyon has great bars, pubs, and night clubs that cater to both the young and old. Live music, endless varieties of drinks, outdoor terraces, and busy dance floors can all be found in Lyon. Take this tour to discover the best nightlife spots the city has to offer.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.5 km

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Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Lyon for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Lyon has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Lyon, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.