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Salle 27 - Economie et industrie

Salle 27 - Economie et industrie

© Gilles Aymard

THE 2ND HALF OF THE 19TH CENTURY

Rooms 24, 25, 26 et 27

In 1852, the communes of Vaise, la Guillotière on the left bank of the Rhône and la Croix-Rousse became part of Lyon.

Under Napoleon III, the Vaïsse prefecture drew up a spectacular regeneration programme for the town centre : refuse collection, public transport, construction of town halls, trade centres, banks and large shops.

Schools, churches, pathways and the Parc de la tête d'Or (park/zoo) were also constructed in an attempt to improve the lifestyle of the inhabitants of Lyon.

Towards the end of the century, the industrial revolution led to the development of industrial districts on the outskirts. They focused on manufacturing and living quarters, like Monplaisir to the east and Gerland to the south.

A symptom of late 19th century Marian piety, the Notre-Dame de Fourvière basilica stood out the Lyon skyline.

Oeuvres en prêt

Le papier peint du premier chemin de fer de Lyon à Saint-Étienne ainsi que la maquette de la locomotive de Marc Seguin partent exceptionnellement en prêt à la Cokerie Zollverein à Essen en Allemagne, pour être présentés dans l’exposition L’ère du charbon, une histoire européenne (27 avril – 11 novembre 2018).

Berliet 15 HP

A second industrial revolution

Starting with the silk industry, this led to the creation of the chemical, followed by the pharmaceutical industries and to car manufacture. It also heralded the start of the Lumière brothers’ famous cinematograph.