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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
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
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
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
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