The Italian banking family who resided here in the 16th century was so famed for their wealth that the Lyonnais phrase “riche comme Gadagne” was coined. Nowadays it’s a museum housing 80,000 objects that chart the history of Lyon in every aspect from politics to culture. If you’re short on time, skip this section and head straight to the Musée des Marionnettes du Monde where you’ll see fun puppets by Laurent Mourguet, creator of Guignol, the best-known French marionette character. The museum has a cafe with a pretty garden overlooking the rooftops of Vieux Lyon.