Institut & Musee Lumiere, Lyon

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Institut & Musee Lumiere is an homage to French film-making. The museum honors the work of Auguste and Louis Lumiere, the fathers of film-making and the inventors of the cinematograph. Located in the Lumiere family home, the museum was founded by a Lumiere grandson. One of the earliest motion pictures was shot just outside the home. You’ll see inside the family life of the first film visionaries and learn about their early experiments. The institute works to preserve early French films. It is from their effort that you can still view some of the first film footage ever recorded. Put Institut & Musee Lumiere at the forefront of your travel plans using our Lyon trip builder tool.
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  • We visited the Museum. If one is interested in the technical development/invention of moving images, as well as color still images, or in the brothers Lumiére, this is a worthwhile stop. The...  more »
  • A bit far from the main tourist attractions but well worth the visit for any cinema lover. It was amazing going to the place where cinema was born and where the Lumiere family lived!  more »
  • A must for all cinema enthusiasts. Interesting exhibits,many screenings of early movies, and various early cinematography equipment. Free entrance with the Lyon City Card (highly recommended). In the souvenir shop they sell many cool posters of their previous film festivals
  • I was privileged to attended a lecture about and screening of Au Hasard Balthazar at the Institut. It's wonderful to have places still showing these classic treasures.

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