Lyon, France

General Information

Regional secretariat

Historic Site of Lyon

Registration Year


Registration criteria

Criterion ii: Lyons bears exceptional testimony to the continuity of urban settlement over more than two millennia on a site of great commercial and strategic significance, where cultural traditions from many parts of Europe have come together to create a coherent and vigorous continuing community.
Criterion iv: By virtue of the special way in which it has developed spatially, Lyons illustrates in an exceptional way the progress and evolution of architectural design and town planning over many centuries.

Historical reference

  • Historic Site of Lyon, France. The long history of Lyon, which was founded by the Romans as the capital of the Three Gauls in the 1st century BC and has continued to play a major role in the political, cultural, and economic development of Europe since that time, is vividly illustrated by its urban fabric and by its many fine historic buildings from all periods.




M. Grégory Doucet

Ville de Lyon

Hôtel de ville 1, place de la Comédie Cedex 1 - B.P. 1065
Lyon, France

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M. Jean-Dominique Durand

15ème Adjoint au Maire de Lyon
Délégué au Patrimoine, Mémoire et Anciens Combattants

Hotel de Ville Porte H - Cour haute - Rez-de-chaussé Cedex 01
Lyon, France

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Mme Piéranne Gausset

Service Gestion et Développement des Patrimoines
Direction des Affaires Culturelles - Ville de Lyon

Lyon Cedex 01
Lyon, France

04 72 10 37 94
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