Are you adept at discovery and adventure? You must visit the Musée des Confluences.
Situated at the confluence of the Rhone and the Saône rivers, the Musée des Confluences is an absolute must-see in Lyon. Set in the heart of a monumental structure of metal and glass, visible from far when on the highway into Lyon, the museum presents a journey through time and across continents to observe the world around us.
It opened in Lyon in December 2014 and has since been flourishing with visitors from all over the world. It tells the story of mankind and the history of life through permanent exhibitions like Origins, the Stories of the World, and Eternities, Visions of the Afterlife.
Likewise, in this huge museum you can also find temporary exhibitions such as Antarctica (until April 16, 2017) or Female Potters of Africa (until April 30, 2017) and many others.
Exhibitions are well thought out. For example, in Antarctica, air conditioning is cold for the visitor to feel as if they are in the North Pole. All is made for the visitor to feel transported inside the atmospheres that are described.
As students, we are privileged because you just need to present your student card to access reductions and tips. The ticket is free with the card so you can go there as many times as you like. It is a good opportunity for us students to get free access to culture.
You can also spend some time in the panoramic restaurant where you can enjoy a view of all of Lyon.
It is really THE unmissable place in Lyon.
Musée des Confluences, 86 Quai Perrache, 69002 Lyon, 04 28 38 12 12
Written by Candice G.
I am 18 years old. I used to live in Vienne near Lyon before beginning my studies. After getting my BAC L, I began studies at ISEG Marketing & Communication School Lyon and now I live in Lyon. I am a dynamic girl who loves going out with friends. I like meeting people and I think Lyon is a good city for doing this.