City Hall courtyard

Hôtel de Ville, Lyon 1

City Hall, built between 1646 and 1652 by Simon Maupin and Girard Desargues is one of Lyon’s grandest historic buildings. The interiors were completed in 1672 but destroyed in a fire two years later. Painstakingly restored by two Royal architects, Jules Hardouin-Mansart and Robert de Cotte between 1701 and 1703, the building has been listed as a historic monument since 1886.

Its inner courtyard, decorated with arches, opens onto a fountain providing a magical setting for the Festival of Lights.

Source: Lyon History Museum - Musées Gadagne