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France
Lyon
Old City
Guignol Museum
 The puppet, Guignol became famous throughout France because of slapstick combined with witty comments about society.
France
Lyon
Old City
Guignol Museum
 Guignol's best friend (and foil) is the wine drinking shoemaker, Gnafron.
France
Lyon
Old City
Guignol Museum
 Laurent Mourguet created the puppet, Guignol, as a distraction for his "customers" while he made a living as a tooth puller.
France
Lyon
Old City
Guignol Museum
 A collection of characters from the Guignol universe.
France
Lyon
Old City
Guignol Museum
 Guignol with his cudgel, his weapon of choice to beat his enemies.
France
Lyon
Old City
Guignol Museum
 Guignol with his creator.
France
Lyon
Old City
Guignol Museum
 Guignol (right), Gnafron and the policeman.
France
Lyon
Old City
Guignol Museum
 The museum has many puppets like this clown.
France
Lyon
Old City
Guignol Museum
 Puppets representing two signs of the Zodiac: Cancer and Pisces.
France
Lyon
Old City
Guignol Museum
 Tin Tin marionettes.
France
Lyon
Old City
Guignol Museum
 Micky Mouse and Pinoccio.
France
Lyon
Old City
Guignol Museum
 Witch.
France
Lyon
Gallo-Roman Museum
 The Roman Theatre on the hill above the city dates from 15BC and once housed ten thousand people.
France
Lyon
Gallo-Roman Museum
 The Odeon was used for poetry readings and musical recitals.
France
Lyon
Gallo-Roman Museum
 Mosaic showing Bacchus seated on a panther dating from 3rd century AD and found in 1911.
France
Lyon
Gallo-Roman Museum
 Silver goblet with Mercury and Gallic gods.
France
Lyon
Gallo-Roman Museum
 Octagonal mosaic found in an orchard in 1822.
France
Lyon
Gallo-Roman Museum
 3rd century funeral stone of two ladies of Lyon.
France
Lyon
 The Museum of the French Resistance is set in the World War 2 headquarters of the infamous Gestapo commander, Klaus Barbie.
France
Lyon
Lumiere Museum
 The museum is housed in the art nouveau home of Antoine Lumiere.
France
Lyon
Lumiere Museum
 The bedroom of Antoine Lumiere who moved to Lyon in 1870. He died here in 1911.
France
Lyon
Lumiere Museum
 The museum commemorates the development the world's first motion picture in 1895 by Auguste and Louis Lumiere.
France
Lyon
Lumiere Museum
 The living room is dominated by a large decorated window.
France
Lyon
Lumiere Museum
 Stereoscopic cameras from 1900 (left) and 1893.
France
Lyon
Lumiere Museum
 A movie camera dating from 1925.
France
Lyon
Lumiere Museum
 Photos of Auguste and Louis Lumiere, sons of Antoine. They set up the world's first movie industry.
France
Lyon
Lumiere Museum
 The Lumiere cinema company was based in the house until the late 1960s.
France
Lyon
River Saone
 Cave statue of a city benefactor.
France
Lyon
River Saone
 Fort St-Jean.
France
Lyon
River Saone
 Barbe Island is famous for the ruins of an old abbey hidden among the trees.
France
Lyon
Old City
World Puppets Museum
 Lyon is famous for its puppets and there is a museum dedicated to them.
France
Lyon
Old City
World Puppets Museum
 Traditional Parisian puppets.
France
Lyon
Old City
World Puppets Museum
 19th century marionette of a knife sharpner.
France
Lyon
Old City
World Puppets Museum
 Guignol, a 19th century puppet show run by Laurent Mouduel.
France
Lyon
Old City
World Puppets Museum
 Puppet show poster from England.
France
Lyon
Old City
World Puppets Museum
 Tadanobu Sato, a Japanese puppet from 1889.
France
Poleymieux
Ampere Museum
 The museum is scattered over several buildings.
France
Poleymieux
Ampere Museum
 The museum celebrates the life of Andre Ampere (1775-1836) who discovered many of the laws of electricity.
France
Poleymieux
Ampere Museum
 Equipment to measure the effect of a moving current.
France
Poleymieux
Ampere Museum
 Equipment to measure the effect of an alternating electric current on a magnetic field.
France
Poleymieux
Ampere Museum
 The electromagnet is produced by wrapping wire around an iron bar. It was invented by Ampere.
France
Poleymieux
Ampere Museum
 Barlow's Wheel (1823) demonstrates the effect of a magnet on a moving current.
France
Poleymieux
Ampere Museum
 Leyden jars, the first capacitors for storing electricity.
France
Poleymieux
Ampere Museum
 The Faraday Cage. The closed metal structure protects anything inside from an electric current.
France
Poleymieux
Ampere Museum
 The Volta battery. It is made from metal plates alternating with acidic cloth or paper.
France
Poleymieux
Ampere Museum
 A room full of electromagnetic generators.
France
Poleymieux
Ampere Museum
 Elementary silicon, used in solar panels.
France
Poleymieux
Ampere Museum
 Solar panels made from silicon powering a model railway.
France
Poleymieux
Ampere Museum
 Lamps.
France
Poleymieux
Ampere Museum
 Cathode Ray Tube, the fore-runner of the television.
France
Poleymieux
Ampere Museum
 Neon light.
France
Poleymieux
Ampere Museum
 The Hughes Telegraph of 1885.
France
Poleymieux
Ampere Museum
 The Morse Telegraph of 1885.
France
Poleymieux
Ampere Museum
 Alexander Graham Bell's telephone from 1878.
France
Poleymieux
Ampere Museum
 Telephone from 1910.
France
Poleymieux
Ampere Museum
 Automatic telephone exchange.
France
Poleymieux
Ampere Museum
 Valves dating from 1930 to 1945.
France
Poleymieux
Ampere Museum
 Transistors.
France
Poleymieux
Ampere Museum
 Integrated circuit.
France
Poleymieux
Ampere Museum
 Poster advertising electricity.
France
Poleymieux
Ampere Museum
 The Ampere (Amp), unit of electric current is named after Andre Ampere.
France
Pont du Gard
 The Pont du Gard is a three tiered Roman aqueduct built in 19 BC.
France
Pont du Gard
 The aqueduct was part of a 50km system carrying water. Some of the stone blocks weigh 5 tonnes.
France
Pont du Gard
 The bridge has 35 arches and is 275m long.
France
Pont du Gard
 The bridge reaches a height of 50m above the river.
France
Pont du Gard
 Only a single arch crosses the river.
France
Carcassonne
 The Chapel of Notre Dame de la Sante dates from 1527.
France
Carcassonne
 The Pont Vieux.
France
Carcassonne
 The old city is surrounded by two sets of walls.
France
Carcassonne
 The walls are protected by 52 stone towers.
France
Carcassonne
 Witches hat towers.
France
Carcassonne
Old City
 The walled city has been inhabited for 2500 years.
France
Carcassonne
Old City
 The city has been fortified by Gauls, Romans, Visigoths, Moors and Franks.
France
Carcassonne
Old City
Chateau Comtal
 Chateau Comtal is a 12th century palace accessable via an inner moat.
France
Carcassonne
Old City
Chateau Comtal
 The entrance bridge and gate.
France
Carcassonne
Old City
Chateau Comtal
 The chateau is protected by high walls and towers.
France
Carcassonne
Old City
Chateau Comtal
 The entrance gate.
France
Carcassonne
Old City
Chateau Comtal
 The main courtyard of the chateau.
France
Carcassonne
Old City
Chateau Comtal
 The main courtyard is guarded by ramparts and watchtowers.
France
Carcassonne
Old City
Chateau Comtal
 View from the chateau ramparts.
France
Carcassonne
Old City
Chateau Comtal
 The Midi courtyard, dominated by a tall square watchtower.
France
Carcassonne
Old City
Chateau Comtal
 View across the ramparts of the chateau and the walled city.
France
Carcassonne
Old City
Chateau Comtal
 The Tower of Justice where the archives of the Inquisition were kept.
France
Carcassonne
Old City
Chateau Comtal
 The roof of the chateau.
France
Carcassonne
Old City
Chateau Comtal
 The oldest part of the chateau.
France
Carcassonne
Old City
Chateau Comtal
 Square tower with witches hat roof.
France
Carcassonne
Old City
Chateau Comtal
 15th century alabaster carving of the scurging of Christ.
France
Carcassonne
Old City
Chateau Comtal
 The chapel.
France
Carcassonne
Old City
Chateau Comtal
 Alabaster carving of saints.
France
Carcassonne
Old City
Chateau Comtal
 Marble fountain.
France
Carcassonne
Old City
Chateau Comtal
 Gargoyle.
France
Carcassonne
Old City
Basilica of St Nazaire
 The basilica dates from the 14th century.
France
Carcassonne
Old City
Basilica of St Nazaire
 The 14th century rose window.
France
Carcassonne
Old City
 Well dating from the 14th century.
France
Carcassonne
Old City
 Vertical sundial.
France
Carcassonne
Old City
 The Aude Gate.
France
Toulouse
Notre Dame du Taur Church
 The church dates from the 14th century.
France
Toulouse
Basilica of St Sernin
 The basilica was completed in 1120.
France
Toulouse
Basilica of St Sernin
 The tomb of St Sernin.
France
Toulouse
Basilica of St Sernin
 Carving of St Sernin.

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