Located right at the heart of Vieux-Lyon and listed as a World Heritage site, the Gadagne site houses two major museums: the Lyon History Museum and the International Puppet Museum.

Nestled against Fourvière Hill, Gadagne forms a vast, complex, architectural structure: it comprises three five-storeys buildings interlinked around two internal courtyards. Classed as a historical monument, the Gadagne site is the city’s biggest Renaissance structure.

The re-opening of the site, after 10 years of refurbishment works, is an opportunity to (re)discover this exceptional jewel, transformed by renovation and a new scientific and cultural project.

Numerous options for visits

Entering via the place du Petit Collège, you take the arched gallery to reach reception. You can then choose where to go from there:

the International Puppet Museum, the Lyon History Museum, the petit théâtre (small theatre), terraced gardens or the café.

Push open the door of the Gadagne building and visit its two museums. Embark on a journey through the ages, from Antiquity to modern day.

To extend your journey of discovery and exploration, Gadagne can offer you numerous activities all year long: themed, guided tours, shows, workshops for children or adults and even activities extra muros such as strolls through the town.