If you have time, visit the Eglise Notre-Dame, off place Carriat. Begun in 1505, it contains some finely carved 16th-century stalls. If you'd like to wander around town, check out the 15th-century houses on rue du Palais and rue Gambetta.

Gulliver’s Choice

France’s first animated miniature park, Mini World Lyon, 2 rue Jacquard (www.miniworld-lyon.com; tel. 04-78-52-90-88), has recently opened in nearby Vaulx-en-Velin. Explore French city, countryside, and mountain landscapes that are reproduced with miniature buildings, roads, vehicles, and characters.

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