Jardin du Luxembourg

The Fontaine de Médicis was built in the Baroque style in 1624 for Marie de Médicis by an
unknown architect. The mythological figures were added much later by Auguste Ottin (1866).

Cimetière du Montparnasse

The Montparnasse Cemetery was planned by Napoleon outside the city walls to replace the numerous
congested small cemeteries within the old city, viewed as a health hazard at the turn of the 19th century. It
was opened in 1824, and houses many illustrious Parisians such as Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir.

The Belle-Epoque-style Charles Pigeon Family Tomb depicts the French industrialist and inventor in bed with his wife.


City View

The history of Lyon, originally known as Lugdunum (meaning "the hill of light" or "the hill of crows")
began under the Romans, in the first century B.C. when the city was proclaimed "Capital of the
Three Gauls". Today the city is France's second largest conurbation, and is home to 1.2 million people.

Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière

Built between 1872 and 1896 by the architect Pierre Bossan, the Basilica of Notre-Dame de la Fourvière mixes Greek, Gothic, Byzantine,
Neoclassic and many other influences. It is sometimes known as the "upside-down elephant" because of its four octagonal towers.

The Saint Joseph Crypt contains many beautiful mosaics.

Cimetière de Loyasse

Loyasse Cemetery was established in 1812 as the first modern cemetery in Lyon.

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