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New Museum in Lyon

A new museum has opened in Lyon at the confluence of the Rhône and Saône Rivers, two of the major rivers of France: Musée des Confluences

It is an interdisciplinary institution that interprets anthropology, ethnology and the natural sciences through narrative exhibits that touch on humankind’s many stories accounting for the origins of the universe in various societies.

The 180 million euro  building sits at the tip of a peninsula on one of the most spectacular sites in France, the confluence of the majestic Rhône and Saône Rivers. The entrance is encased in a glass-and-steel “crystal,” and there are two stories of black-box galleries within the flowing shape of a faceted “cloud” that resembles a spaceship. The exhibition space hovers above a concrete podium that contains two auditoriums, conference rooms and service areas. The building is immediately adjacent to the A7 autoroute through Lyon.

In keeping with many museums in France it is closed on Mondays and public holidays(why??) although open until 10pm on Thursdays!
Musee des Confluences, 86 quai Perrache, 69002 Lyon


Eurostar trainThere is a direct Eurostar service from London to Lyon – see