Musée Miniature et Cinema

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60 Rue Saint-Jean

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The Musée Miniature et Cinema (Museum of Miniature and Cinema) is really two museums in one. First, the museum contains the miniature scenes of artist Dan Ohlmann and the work of dozens of other miniature artists. It also holds hundreds of film set props, including the original costume from "Batman Forever" and a triceratops head from "Jurassic Park." 

Recent visitors called this museum unexpected and delightful, saying that they recommend it highly for both children and adults. Others say the beautiful, 16th-century building is an added bonus to the interesting, even entrancing exhibits. 

You'll find the museum in Vieux Lyon; accessible from metro line D via the Vieux-Lyon stop. It's open from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Admission to the Musée Miniature et Cinema costs 9 euros ($10.75) for adults and 6.50 euros (around $7.75) for kids, ages 4 to 15. Children 3 and younger can enter for free. If you purchased a Lyon City Card, your admission is free. For more information, visit the Musée Miniature et Cinema's website.

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Built in 15 B.C., the Theatres Romains de Fourvière are the ruins of three ancient Roman sites, including a theater, a smaller theater and a temple located on the hill of Fourvière. It's also the site of the ambient Nuits de Fourvière, an annual performing arts festival that takes place during June and July. 

Recent visitors recommended tacking on a visit to the Theatres Romains de Fourvière after visiting the Basilique Notre Dame de Fourvière, since it's located on the walk down. Others remarked that the acoustics are amazing, and the view of surrounding Lyon is spectacular. However, some were disappointed with the limited signage. You'll find a museum next to the ruins, but all of the information is written in French. Consider reading up on the site or hiring a tour guide if you want a richer experience. 

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