Montée du Gourguillon

Montée du Gourguillon, Lyon 5

This winding cobbled street leads from Fourvière down to Saint Georges in the old town affording magnificent views over the city. In the adjoining Impasse Turquet, visitors can admire a few medieval-style houses with wooden galleries.

In Roman times, it was the only street leading to the banks of the Saône and in the Middle Ages it linked the town of St Just to Lyon.


Thursday 5 and Sunday 8 from 7 pm to 11 pm
Friday 6 and Saturday 7 from 8 pm to midnight

This installation illuminated the Montée du Gourguillon in 2018. A year later, the plants have grown, taking over even more of the stone walls of this winding street. Once past Place de la Trinité, nature takes back what is rightfully hers, muscling her way into every nook and cranny in a tangle of creepers and transforming the street into a Lewis Carroll-type Wonderland.
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