I invite you to visit two interesting museums located in the old Renaissance hotel Gadan in the very heart of the city. Walking through its graceful halls and winding staircases, you will learn the history of Lyon from antiquity to the present day and see the first dolls by Laurent Mourguet. Individual excursion for 1-5 people Duration 3 hours Children Possible with children How it goes On foot € 100 per excursion Price for 1-5 people, regardless of the number of participants
What awaits you
Architecture with an Italian touch Resting against the Fourvière hill, the Gadagne Museum forms a vast and complex architectural ensemble. Entering it from the "Little College" square, you will be impressed by the large and beautiful courtyard and galleries erected above it, allowing you to move from one half of the house to another. I will tell you by whom and when this amazing building was built and how one of the richest family of bankers from Florence has to do with it
All facets of Lyon's history The collection of the Museum of History includes 80 thousand exhibits reflecting the main areas of the city's evolution: politics and social life, economy and culture, intellectual and spiritual spheres. You will learn about the times when Lyon was the capital of Gaul and the center of the uprising of workers and weavers. In addition, I will tell you how it relates to cinema, contemporary art, silk, automobiles and pharmaceuticals
Lyon and the puppets In the middle of the 20th century, a second museum opened at the Hotel Gadagne, originally dedicated to one puppet character created in Lyon - Guignol. Today the Puppet Museum occupies 9 exhibition halls. You will reveal the history of the development of puppets in France and see the first puppets of Laurent Mourguet, with which he showed his performances.
- Entrance tickets are not included in the price: adults - 8 euros, children under 18 are free
- A mini-quest is provided for children
The excursion starts in the D metro area, stop Vieux Lyon You will know the exact meeting point immediately after booking.