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The Unusual Surprises

A meeting with the Lumière brothers

 The Lumière brothers invented the cinematograph in Lyon in the year 1895.

Follow an interactive path through their family home that relate Louis and Auguste Lumière's adventure and their numerous inventions, including ther first colour photographs and the cinematograph.

Do not miss the shows of  Lumière's films.

Take a short trip to the workshop where the first aver film was made, the first decor in the history of the cinematograph, immortalised by the film "La Sortie des Usines Lumière" ("Leaving the Lumière factory").

Admission to be paid on arrival.

practical information

Visit on foot

Duration: 2 hours


A la carte group rate quotes available on request to the Guide Bureau 
Online or at +33(0)4 72 77 72 33 or at

The extra entrance fees required for certain visits are to be paid directly on arrival.

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Charte des bonnes pratiques The guided tour Charter

The historical quarter guided tour good conduct Charter allows participants to enjoy the city’s older quarters whilst not disturbing the local residents.

The guided tour Charter