Behind a heavy wooden door and tall façades hides one of the finest examples of architectural feats in Lyon and a symbol of its Renaissance district.

The Gadagne visit offers you a real journey through time.

As you wind your way through the centuries, a few surprises await you such as these four rooms of the 16th and 17th centuries, the original decor of which has been restored or this platform gallery’s ceiling, painted around 1660.

One of the central rooms in the International Puppet Museum will astound you with its central pillar and hunting decor.

And to pass from one level to another, a magnificent spiral staircase with its 16th century ribbed central pole.

Remarkable items

Read or download 6 themed data sheets, which are also available in some rooms at the Gadagne Museum.