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This place has three stars and the office of tourism 'palm.' The reputation of Carlton hotels says it all, and this place certainly doesn't lower the standard. It is not the most luxurious of the chain but it keeps the style that reins in all the others. You may be surprised by where it is, as it is on a little discreet road between the Cordeliers and the place Bellecour, and seeing the liveliness of the roads around it, it is a significant pocket of calm. From here you only have to go to the unmissable Rue de République or the quays of the Rhône to be in the centre.
Sergent Major is a boutique for kids of all ages from newborn babies to 11 year olds. The store is known for its commitment to quality, and each garment is crafted with care for the maximum comfort and fun. From outdoor wear like coats and parkas, to jogging sets, shirts, frocks, and tees, there is a wide variety to choose from. Each of the brands clothing lines have a 'story' or a theme that infuse a sense of playfulness into each garment like the Petite Mousse, Bain de Mer, and La Plage. Mum's will love dressing their babies in Sergent Major's cute clothing!
Théâtre Le Guignol de Lyon puts up several puppet shows to please various audiences. Adults will love the satirical portrait of reality, while children will be elated by and laugh at the comical puppets. The colorful set, the accompanying music and the great animation will entertain everybody in the family. Check website for schedules.
Benetton is a global brand known for its trendy casual wear. This boutique in Lyon's city center features mini versions of Benetton's grown-up styles. From sturdy denims to comfortable tees, footwear and accessories, the store has everything you might need to dress your little one in the most chic Italian fashions. Stop by to purchase clothes in Benetton's signature rainbow hues that will keep your kid looking fresh and fabulous whatever the season.
Located within the Gadagne museum, this museum's exhibit is all about France's best-known puppet - Guignol, created in Lyon in 1908 by the silk worker Laurent Mourguet. Mourguet was the inspiration behind Lyon's satirical street theater, thanks to his three creations - Guignol, Madelon and Gnafron, who poked fun at the forces of law and order and the king. The museum depicts the evolution of Guignol and Company, both through their performances and the ways in which they were made. Additional puppets from around the world are also on display.
The Musée des Miniatures et Décors de Cinéma (Museum of Miniatures and Cinematic Decorations) is an astonishing little private museum on Rue Saint-Jean. It is of international standing and children will love the numerous games and dollhouses, while adults will appreciate the reconstruction of the famous theater and restaurant on site. Model makers will gasp in admiration at the skill and patient dexterity displayed at the huge number of exhibits lining the place. In short, this museum will be enjoyed by everyone!
Campanile Lyon Centre - Berges du Rhône offers free WiFi access. It is just a 2-minute walk from the Guillotière Metro Station and an 8-minute drive from the Part-Dieu Train Station. Set over 8 floors, rooms at Campanile are decorated in a simple style and feature air conditioning and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and Canal+. The private bathrooms are complete with a bath or shower and a hairdryer. Four of the guest rooms are adapted for wheelchair access. A buffet breakfast is served every morning at the hotel. Additional facilities include a 24-hour reception, 2 meeting rooms and an express check-in service. Free newspapers are available. The hotel is a 15-minute walk from Place Bellecour and Rue de la République, Lyon’s main shopping street. The A6 and A7 are a 5-minute drive away.
Lili sur les Paves is a lovely boutique in Lyon's Bellecour neighborhood. Step in to the bright store and discover the well-curated collection of gently-worn children's garments and maternity wear, toys, gifts, and shoes here. For babies and their mamas, this store has everything you could need to outfit a nursery at a reasonable price. Labels found in store include Agathe et ses Princes, Babymoov, Beaba, Le Petit Quoi, and Combelle. For secondhand items of first-rate quality, Lili sur les Paves is a great choice.
With over 250 moving subjects and 20 tableaux, this museum will fascinate both the young and the old. A small, private museum created by an enthusiast who has been making dolls since 1946, he exhibits puppets of all kinds- from paper to plastic, porcelain as well as some unforgettable scenes Gargantua, circus scenes, sections of maps and well-known faces in less familiar settings. It's truly a feast for the eyes and something you must experience firsthand to really understand the artist's vision.
Between 1831 and 1848, the canuts (Lyonnaise fabric weavers) revolted to improve their living and working conditions. In following the evolution of weaving techniques, this museum traces the history and evolution of what has become a Lyonnaise symbol. The exhibition covers the evolution of weaving technique and, of course, the technique of making Jacquard, which allowed them to produce five times more per day. The shop offers a vast selection of squares, scarves, neckerchiefs, ties, 100% natural silk articles—all made in the pure canut tradition.
Head down to France Aventures Lyon, for a day spent indulging in some muscle-stressing activities. Featuring a host of fun-filled, outdoor activities, this is the place to be for an exciting day out in the woods. Indulge in some adrenaline-pumping courses and test your nerves with a series of extreme workshops. Zip-line through trees, get launched into the air, walk on tight-ropes and hike through the woods. All of the activities you perform are done under the guidance of professionals, with a number of safety precautions in place, so rest assured that you're in safe hands.