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Famous Tourist Attractions in Lyon

The city of Lyon is located in east-central France and is situated between Paris and Marseille. Having a population of 480,660 people, this city is the second largest metropolitan area in France. This city is has a number of tourist attractions and because of its historical and architectural landmarks, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Some famous tourist attractions in Lyon are as follows.

Aquarium du Grand Lyon

This is a popular tourist attraction among families who wish to visit a recreational as well as educational place. Here in this aquarium, you cannot only interact with fish but also see a number of varieties of sharks. Other sea creatures can also be seen in this aquarium. To buy some memories of this adventure tour, you can also stroll through huge gift shops. This aquarium also has a number of restaurants in its vicinity where you can have a different delicious food for breakfast and lunch.

Cathedrale Saint Jean Baptiste

It is another tourist attraction in Lyon. Since 4th century, this church has been the main church in the city. It is one of the most beautiful churches in France. Especially, astronomical clock which features moving figures of the Annunciation, on its façade is simply awesome. Interiors are also well- decorated and worth-seeing. You can also listen for its chimes at 12:00, 14:00, 15:00 and 16:00.

Parc de la Tete d’Or

This park is a famous attraction in Lyon but it becomes more famous and exciting during spring and summer. This park is the largest outdoor park in France and is featured with a boating lake, walking paths, trails and biking paths. This park also provides large and spaces for boating, picnics and sports. For more fun and excitement, you can also walk along eastern border of this park along Rhone River. You will also find a zoo at northern end of this park where different animals have been kept. These animals include elephants, giraffes, tigers and many others.

Ampitheatre Gallo Romain

This admired attraction of Lyon is actually a hilltop amphitheatre that is there from times of Roman Empire. Constructed during sovereignty of Emperor Tiberius, this amphitheatre has been used for sporting events and executions.

Metallic Tower of Fourviere

The Tour metallique de Fourviere (Metallic Tower of Fourviere) is a landmark of Lyon. It is a steel framework tower which is quite identical to Eiffel Tower. Its height is 85.9 meters while it weighs 210 tons. This magnificent tower was built between 1892 and 1894. Until November 1953, it has been used as an observation tower but these days, it is used as television tower.

This was a list of some famous attractions in Lyon. You must visit these worth-seeing attractions during your visit to Lyon.

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