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8th ArrondissementLyon

Find out about the development of television, architecture and dance in the fascinating museums that trace this quarter’s distinct and world-changing past.

The realm of cinema and television owes its existence to Lyon’s 8th Arrondissement and the ingenious Lumière family who lived here. With its leafy parks and pleasant museums, the neighborhood offers a more tranquil alternative to the adjacent city center of Lyon. Consider the architectural and televisual innovations in this zone that shook the world.

Learn about a famous 20th-century French architect at the Tony Garnier Urban Museum. Garnier was a Lyon local who designed much of this district’s affordable housing. The project comprises an estate of Garnier’s houses from the early 1900s. Take a guided tour of a 1930s apartment with period décor to see how people lived during that time.

A little north is the Musée Lumière, a former lair of additional Lyon visionaries. Step inside the villa, where inventors of the cinematograph lived. Marvel at the art nouveau design of the structure, which sits on Monplaisir Square. Learn how Louis and Auguste Lumière invented the old-fashioned type of camera as well as various other ingenious devices.

Change the tone with a trip to the Maison de la Danse, which puts on varied dance shows. Choose from the circus shows, ballets and dramatic performances that regularly grace the stage of this majestic theater.

Note that the arrondissement is also known for its focus on medical science. It has the Faculté de Médecine Lyon Est, the Jean Mermoz Private Hospital and the Centre Léon Bérard.

This neighborhood is in the southeastern part of the city center, between the 7th Arrondissement and the Bron area. Take the tram to Villon, Professeur Beauvisage or other stops in the district. Several metro stations also bring visitors here.

The 8th Arrondissement’s museums show how this quarter made such a huge impact on entertainment and architecture.


Popular places to visit in 8th Arrondissement

Part Dieu Mall
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Part Dieu Mall

4/5(47 reviews)

You can enjoy some retail therapy when you visit Part Dieu Mall, a favorite shopping spot in Lyon. While you're in the area, stroll along the riverfront.

Bellecour Square
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Bellecour Square

4.5/5(175 reviews)

Relax at a café in one of Europe’s largest open squares and enjoy the French ambiance generated by street performers and live music.

Confluence Museum
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Confluence Museum

4.5/5(31 reviews)

Confluence Museum is a top museum in Lyon with a rich history. Visit the area's shops or amble around its riverfront.

Hôtel de Ville de Lyon
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Hôtel de Ville de Lyon

4.5/5(92 reviews)

The symbol of Lyon and the seat of its government is a stunning 17th-century building with a history of swamps, fires and revolutions.

Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière
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Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière

4.5/5(201 reviews)

Lyon’s crowning glory, this monumental church stands atop Fourvière hill and provides fabulous panoramas of the city.

Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon
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Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon

4.5/5(43 reviews)

Learn about the history of art by browsing up to 70 rooms full of creative treasures that come from varying time periods and genres.

Top things to do in 8th Arrondissement

Lyon City Card with Rhonexpress Transfer to Lyon Airport
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Lyon City Card with Rhonexpress Transfer to Lyon Airport

$50
Per adult
86% of travellers recommend
Lyon City Card
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Lyon City Card

$32
Per adult
88% of travellers recommend
Morning Food Market Tour in Les Halles Paul Bocuse
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Morning Food Market Tour in Les Halles Paul Bocuse

$94
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Lyon Old Town Food Tour
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Lyon Old Town Food Tour

$106
Per adult
Dine at Chabert et Fils Restaurant
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Dine at Chabert et Fils Restaurant

$28
Per adult
Tony Garnier Urban Museum
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Tony Garnier Urban Museum

$263
Per adult

Top Hotels in 8th Arrondissement

Apparthôtel Privilodges Lyon
Apparthôtel Privilodges Lyon
3 out of 5
14, Rue Jacqueline Auriol, Lyon, Rhone
The price is $64 per night from Nov 6 to Nov 7

Located in 8th Arrondissement, this residence is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Maison de la Danse and within 3 mi (5 km) of Jean Moulin University and Part Dieu Mall. ...

4/5Very Good! (367 reviews)
Very convenient, no thrills place.

"Great place to stay with a family. Very well layed out small apartment in a convenient location a bit further away from the city centre. No night porter so doors a locked at night. Tram stop few steps away. Supermarket few meters away."…"

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2019

Apparthôtel Privilodges Lyon
B&B Hotel Lyon Centre Monplaisir
B&B Hotel Lyon Centre Monplaisir
2 out of 5
9 rue Antoine Lumière, Lyon, Rhone
The price is $56 per night from Oct 30 to Oct 31

Located in 8th Arrondissement, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Musee Lumiere and Jean Moulin University. Part Dieu Mall and Bellecour Square are also within ...

3.7/5Good! (87 reviews)

"Staff was very friendly and helpful. Room was very clean"…"

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2019

B&B Hotel Lyon Centre Monplaisir
Villa Seignemartin
Villa Seignemartin
55 RUE SEIGNEMARTIN, Lyon, Rhône
The price is $91 per night from Oct 27 to Oct 28

Located in 8th Arrondissement, this guesthouse is 0.5 mi (0.9 km) from Hospital Edouard Herriot and within 6 mi (10 km) of Bellecour Square and Lyon Cathedral. ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (6 reviews)

"un très bon accueil du propriétaire, une chambre avec salon très spacieuse et nous avons pu déjeuner sur place car THE CAFE INFUSIONS avec bouilloire sont dans le salon. A recommender"…"

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2019

Villa Seignemartin
66m2 Raised Ground Floor Apartment - Lyon 8 Santy-mermoz-pinel
66m2 Raised Ground Floor Apartment - Lyon 8 Santy-mermoz-pinel
Lyon, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes
The price is $178 per night from Oct 26 to Oct 27

Located in 8th Arrondissement, this apartment building is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Maison de la Danse and within 3 mi (5 km) of Jean Moulin University and Part Dieu ...

2.7/5 (3 reviews)
parfait séjour sur lyon

"location à recommander,contact pour renseignements parfaits, appartement bien ,environnement calme,"…"

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2020

66m2 Raised Ground Floor Apartment - Lyon 8 Santy-mermoz-pinel
Le St Maurice - Appt Cosy
Le St Maurice - Appt Cosy
Lyon, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes

Located in 8th Arrondissement, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Musee Lumiere and Jean Moulin University. Part Dieu Mall and Bellecour Square ...

Le St Maurice - Appt Cosy
Le Berliet-monplaisir
Le Berliet-monplaisir
82 rue Marius Berliet, Lyon, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes
The price is $52 per night from Nov 2 to Nov 3

Located in Lyon City Centre, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Maison de la Danse and Jean Moulin University. Part Dieu Mall and Bellecour ...

4.1/5Very Good! (10 reviews)

"Bel appartement avec une salle de bain spacieuse et tout ce qu'il faut pr cuisiner. Manque cependant un ventilateur, chaleur la nuit malgré les fenêtres ouvertes. Manque également un petit meuble pr ranger ses vêtements. Appart assez bien situé par rapport au tram."…"

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2020

Le Berliet-monplaisir
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3rd Arrondissement

4/5Very Good!(140 area reviews)

Noted for its shopping and river views, there's plenty to explore in 3rd Arrondissement. Top attractions like Part Dieu Mall and Tour Part-Dieu are major draws, and you can hop on the metro at Dauphine - Lacassagne Tram Stop or Sans Souci Station to see more of the city.

3rd Arrondissement
7th Arrondissement

7th Arrondissement

3.5/5Good!(25 area reviews)

7th Arrondissement is well-liked for its cafés and theaters. If you're hoping to get in some sightseeing, Halle Tony Garnier and Stade Gerland are top spots, and you can jump on the metro at Debourg Station or Place Jean Jaures Station to get around.

7th Arrondissement
Stade Gerland

Gerland

3.5/5Good!(24 area reviews)

The coffeehouses and live music are just a few things visitors like about Gerland. Halle Tony Garnier and Stade Gerland are worthwhile spots to check out, and you can hop on the metro at Debourg Station or Stade de Gerland Station to get around the larger area.

Gerland
Textile Museum

Lyon City Centre

Lyon City Centre is highly notable for its popular shops, and you might want to visit top sights like Bellecour Square and Part Dieu Mall. See more of Lyon by jumping on the metro at Rue de l'Universite Tram Stop or Saint-André Tram Stop.

Lyon City Centre
Confluence Museum

2nd Arrondissement

Travelers love 2nd Arrondissement for its popular shops, and you can see more of Lyon by jumping on the metro at Suchet Tram Stop or Sainte-Blandine Tram Stop. You might spend time checking out top sights like Bellecour Square and Confluence Museum.

2nd Arrondissement
Confluence Museum

Perrache

Check out the jazz scene while you're in Perrache. Hop on the metro at Montrochet Tram Stop and Sainte-Blandine Tram Stop to see top sights like Confluence Museum and Lyon Confluence Shopping Center.

Perrache


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