Montée du Gourguillon

Montée du Gourguillon, Lyon 5

This paved street leads up to Fourvière and down again to the Saint-Georges neighborhood in the Old City of Lyon. As it passes by Impasse Turquet, it becomes the setting for rare, medieval-style houses with a wooden gallery. The very picturesque descent offers points of view over Old Lyon and beyond.

As the only road that connected the Roman city to the Saône riverbanks, it tied the town of St. Just to Lyon


Thursday 6 and Sunday 9 December from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. 
Friday 7 and Saturday 8 December from 8 p.m. to midnight

Erik Barray has designed a nature trail on Montée du Gourguillon sprinkled with five plant-themed stops. Once past Place de la Trinité, nature takes back what is rightfully hers, as trees and plants climb the high walls, transforming the venue into a Lewis Carroll-type fantasy world. Nature muscles her way into every crook and cranny in a tangle of creepers, while ivy runs along the stone walls like curtains of gleaming greenery. Delicate, illuminated flowers punctuate these natural arrangements that exude a surreal atmosphere.
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