17 Rue Cleberg,
69005 Lyon

The Gallo-Roman museum of the city of Lyon is designed like an underground concrete cathedral, anchored on the hill of Fourvière. Inaugurated in 1975, it stands on the site of the Roman city, Lugdunum, founded in 43 BC. The brutalist architecture, melted into the landscape, highlights the surrounding archaeological elements and serves as a showcase for the collections. This diachronic layout testifies to the leafing of time in the city, and very contemporary pieces will come to mingle with it.