Project Description


  • lyon villeurbanne
  • lyon villeurbanne

Languages available: EN ES FR

Customizable tour: Yes

Recommended group size per guide: 25

Duration: 4 hours

DESCRIPTION – Lyon: United States District and Villeurbanne

Between utopia and reality, the United States district of is the largest project by the architect and town planner Tony Garnier in Lyon. Born around the boulevard from which it takes its name, the district of the United States welcomed, during the years of the war, the American soldiers on their way to the front. In 1920 Tony Garnier designed a new experimental district to accommodate the working classes.

On this journey we will visit the district of the United States, understanding the urban concept with the help of the murals of Tony Garnier’s Urban Museum and the modern architecture observe of its buildings.

We will complete this visit in the Villeurbanne area, another emblematic district of the modern Lyon, with its spectacular skyscrapers.

Enjoy with Artchitectours this guided visit in Lyon with a professional architect and visit the United States district and the charming town of Villeurbanne.

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