Place Sathonay


At the foot of Croix Rousse, this tree-shaded square has a small village atmosphere, with its bars, restaurants and cafes.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Lyon attractions

1. Fresque des Lyonnais

0.12 MILES

Well-known Lyonnais peer out from this beautifully executed seven-storey mural, including loom inventor Joseph-Marie Jacquard (1752–1834), Renaissance…

2. Place des Terreaux

0.18 MILES

The centrepiece of the Presqu'île's beautiful central square is a 19th-century fountain made of 21 tonnes of lead and sculpted by Frédéric-Auguste…

3. Musée des Beaux-Arts

0.21 MILES

This stunning and eminently manageable museum showcases France's finest collection of sculptures and paintings outside of Paris, from antiquity onwards…

4. Opéra de Lyon

0.31 MILES

Lyon's neoclassical 1831-built opera house was modernised in 1993 by renowned French architect Jean Nouvel, who added the striking semi-cylindrical glass…

5. Le Petit Musée Fantastique de Guignol

0.37 MILES

The star of this tiny, two-floor museum is Guignol, the Lyonnais puppet famous for its slapstick antics and political commentary. Various animated scenes…

6. Musées Gadagne

0.37 MILES

Housed in a 16th-century mansion built for two rich Florentine bankers, this twin-themed exhibition space incorporates an excellent local history museum,…

7. Musée de l'Imprimerie


From early equipment through to computerised technology, this absorbing museum traces the history of the city's printing industry.

8. Palais de Justice

0.51 MILES

Facing the river in old Lyon, the grandiose neo-classical Palais de Justice is well worth a gander.