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PALAIS SAINT PIERRE' GARDEN,a haven of peace in the heart of the city!

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South side of Terreaux square,main entrance of the garden and Fine Arts Museum

                                              If Lyon is a foody capital,one of our former mayor nicknamed ZIZI decided in the sixties to make Lyon the CAPITAL OF CONCRETE and OF ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION in building the FOURVIERE TUNNEL,the most horrible landscape on French roads,gateway to the Autoroute du Soleil, which allows since 1971 to all the European cars and trucks to ride on a highway through Lyon center!!!

                                              Fortunately we have some open spaces and green areas around the center of the city and tiny green sqares in the peninsula.

THE GARDEN
A lovely, quiet,shaded,cool in summer, garden in the heart of the town is the garden of the Palais Saint Pierre 20 Place des Terreaux.

                                              The Palais Saint Pierre,a former convent rebuilt in the 17th century houses the FINE ARTS MUSEUM of Lyon and a coffee shop.

                                              0pening hours:0730-1900 in summer and 0730-1800 in winter(October to April)

                                              www.mba-lyon.fr

 

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South side of Terreaux square,main…
South side of Terreaux square,mai…
THE GARDEN
THE GARDEN
main entrance
main entrance
closer
closer
closer
closer
the old cloister rebuilt in the 19…
the old cloister rebuilt in the 1…
the garden
the garden
the shady garden
the shady garden
one can see there sculptures by Ro…
one can see there sculptures by R…
sign of the Museum restaurant
sign of the Museum restaurant
a cheap coffee shop and restaurant…
a cheap coffee shop and restauran…
old cloister
old cloister
the quiet garden
the quiet garden
the quiet garden
the quiet garden
part of the cloister
part of the cloister
the garden
the garden
in the garden
in the garden
sculpture
sculpture
in the garden
in the garden
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idem
one of the medallions of local eng…
one of the medallions of local en…
bronze sculpture
bronze sculpture
part of the cloister
part of the cloister
poster of the garden piano sessions
poster of the garden piano sessions
part of the cloister at the east e…
part of the cloister at the east …
The eastern entrance rue du Prési…
The eastern entrance rue du Prés…
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