Location and site

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Historical Reference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. Georges Képénékian
Maire
Ville de Lyon
Hôtel de ville 1, place de la Comédie B.P. 1065
69295 Lyon, Cedex 1, France
Tel:
+33.4 72.10.30.30
Fax:
+33.4 72.10.50.24
Email:
georges.kepenekian@mairie-lyon.fr
M. Jean-Dominique Durand
13ème Adjoint au Maire de Lyon
Délégué au Patrimoine, Mémoire et Anciens Combattants
Hotel de Ville Porte H Cour haute - Rez-de-chaussé
69205 Lyon, Cedex 01, France
Tel:
+33.4.72.10.52,23
Fax:
+33.4.72.10.53.09
Email:
jean-dominique.durand@mairie-lyon.fr
M. Bruno Delas
Directeur de projet - Mission «Site Historique de Lyon»
Direction des Affaires Culturelles de la ville de Lyon
11, rue du griffon, 4ème étage
69001 Lyon, CEDEX 1, France
Tel:
+33.4 72.10.51.97
Fax:
+33.4 72.10.37. 99
Email:
bruno.delas@mairie-lyon.fr
Lyon
Rencontre Villes et Patrimoine, mai 2013, Lyon