La Martinière Diderot is a school located in the historic heart of the city that has played a prominent role in the life and history of Lyon. It was created from the merger of two high schools, namely La Martinière Terreaux, founded in 1833, and the Lyon Weaving School, which later became Lycée Diderot, founded in 1884 in the heart of the Canut silk weaving district.
La Martinière Diderot is a multi-site school, housed in buildings that also form part of Lyon's heritage, such as the former 17th century Augustinian cloister on Place Rambaud, La Martinière Jeunes Filles, an Art Nouveau style building, constructed in 1903 on Rue La Martinière and the Lyon Weaving School, built in 1933 on the slopes of the Croix-Rousse by Lyon architect Tony Garnier.
Wednesday 8, Thursday 9: 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Friday 10, Saturday 11: 8 p.m. to midnight
► Masks mandatory for adults and children over 11.
Covid health pass mandatory for admission to this venue
In the former Augustine cloister, now the courtyard of the Lycée La Martinière - Diderot, thirteen coloured luminous arches retrace the former architecture of the place, symbolising the journeys of the pupils and students who pass through every day.
As you stroll through the labyrinth, you drift between the past and the future, giving free rein to your imagination to discover the square with new eyes.
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