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Lyon's city hall, with its tall clock tower and blue-domed pavilions, fulfills the French tradition of dignified government buildings.
As featured in 3 Days in Lyon
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1 Place de la Comedie, 69205, Lyon, France
+33 4 72 10 30 30
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautifully illuminated building.. a great place to admire and seems to me a local meeting point.. lovely to admire in the evening

Thank karen m
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful building on the Place des Terreaux; very beautiful look in the dust when it is illuminated

Thank Le4ik
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Hôtel de Ville was a work in progress for architect Simon Maupin (1625-1668) and still, he didn’t live to see its completion. The plans were approved in 1646, with building starting in the same year, hiccoughs along the way delayed work. Maupin followed its construction...More

Thank KTGP
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

This beautiful building sit right at the head of a public square. There’s plenty of space to stand in front and just admire it, if that’s what you like, but it’s also a good landmark for meeting up with friends and going to nearby restaurants....More

Thank AlexB10499
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

What an elegant and stately building with a facade that’s ornate and timeless. Seeing it up close was lovely. Only wished I could see it all lit up at night.

Thank houstontravelingfool
Reviewed 22 June 2018

Stately, elegant, monumental. On my last visit to Lyon I happened to be in town for a free, open-house tour of the city hall. Quite an experience. This time I had to make do with a stroll around the outside, Still impressive, especially with the...More

Thank bfindysz
Reviewed 9 June 2018

Went to the town square in front of Hotel de Ville with the fountain with horses spraying water. Lovely place for photos - night with the building lights is nicer. Unfortunately was raining that evening. Was told by our guide that in winter the water...More

Thank CS K
Reviewed 27 May 2018

The Lyon city hall is an impressive building, situated on the Place des Terreaux. I only watched it from the outside, but it was one of the most beautiful buildings a saw during my walk in the Presqu'île area. I came back once at night,...More

Thank Mathias D
Reviewed 21 May 2018

Lovely city, especially old town, but we were distracted by graffiti and trash everywhere. Come on, Lyon, you can clean this up!

Thank italy-nuts
Reviewed 3 May 2018

A really grand looking building, overlooking the square and fountain. Nice to stop and sit for a moment and absorb.

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