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Tourist Attractions - Best Places to visit, Lyon

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    à Ampitheatre Gallo Romain : - On top of Fourvi̬re, this hilltop amphitheatre was constructed during the reign of the Roman Emperor, Tiberius. During its long history, it has been used as a forum of entertainment, a place to swear loyalty to Rome, and a place of execution. à Atelier de Soierie : - Silk has been manufactured in Lyon for some 400 years and this tradition continues today in a small number of workshops. Attractions include both demonstrations and displays, with this popular silk workshop allowing visitors to see the techniques used here to create fine silk objects. à Cathedrale St. Jean : - Lyon's main church has been situated on this site in some form or other since the 4th century. The building that you can see today was built between the 12th and 14th centuries and is a fine example of how churches evolve through the centuries. Its astronomical clock, featuring the moving figures of the Annunciation and a lone bugle player, is always popular with tourists. à Institut Lumiere : - The childhood home of Auguste and Louis Lumi̬re pays homage to their early work in creating cinematography. The attraction's exhibits include some of the cameras that the famous brothers used to shoot their first films, together with other photographic paraphernalia. Film shows are programmed for most evenings. à Aquarium du Grand Lyon : - A popular attraction, situated just outside Lyon, the Aquarium du Grand Lyon is home to a fascinating collection of marine life. Watch sharks and even get the chance to touch some of the fish. The aquarium is always a big hit with families and the gift shop contains a range of appealing fishy souvenirs.

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