In 30 rooms and across four floors there are some 80,000 items, dating between medieval times and the mid-19th century.
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  2. 1 Pl. du Petit Collège, 69005 Lyon, France
  3. +33478420361
  5. Working hours*:
    10:30 - 18:00
    Monday, Tuesday closed
  6. * - opening and closing times as well as entrance prices, are subject to alterations without notice. Visitors are advised to check before visiting.
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The hanging Gadagne gardens are a lovely place for a stroll or a rest. They are located on the 4th floor of the building and can be visited free of charge during opening hours from 10.30 am to 6.30 pm, Wednesday to Sunday.

Surrounded by lawns, the Gadagne gardens feature 4 beds of ornamental, tinctorial and medicinal plants and rosebushes, mostly from Lyon. Indeed, Lyon was one of the major centres of rose production in France at the beginning of the 20th century. The Belle de Gadagne rose was created by the rose gardener Laperrière and officially named in 2015 by cellist Anne Gastinel and renowned chocolate maker Philippe Bernachon, both from Lyon.

Sit down on a deckchair, close your eyes and listen to the lulling whisper of the water flowing through the cool 17th century caves.

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