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Institut & Musee Lumiere

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Address: 25 rue du 1er Film, 69352, Lyon, France
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In 1895, in Lyon, the Lumière brothers invented the Cinematograph. In the...

In 1895, in Lyon, the Lumière brothers invented the Cinematograph. In the magnificient family home, the Lumière museum presents the Lumière brothers' most remarkable invention. Discover the history of the Cinematograph, the Autochromes (the first color photos), and its inventors. Also visit, in front of the museum, the famous First film Warehouse, where was shot the first Lumière movie : Factory exit. Today, it is home to the Institut Lumière cinema with its daily programs.

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I didn't know that the Lumiere brothers were from Lyon and I was so happy to visit this house-museum. So intersting to see the birth of the cinema and all the inventions from this... read more

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Milan, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I didn't know that the Lumiere brothers were from Lyon and I was so happy to visit this house-museum. So intersting to see the birth of the cinema and all the inventions from this genius family.

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Eastport, Maine
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Elegant old home of the Lumiere brothers, who together created the first moving pictures. Exhibits of their first films, each less than a minute long, plus other devices in the genre. I was particularly impressed by the large, exquisitely carved rooster at the bottom of the stairs in the ground-floor lobby, and plenty of other Art Deco touches throughout the... More 

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Axbridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Institut Lumiere includes a cinema, gallery and museum. We visited the museum which is in the original house of the Lumiere Brothers. It is right by the Line D metro station Mon Plaisir Lumiere - about a 10 min ride from Vieux Lyon. The museum contains a lot of exhibits of the original cameras other projection equipment. Most of... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A one hour visit will give you both the fascinating history of the Lumière family and a peek at a wonderful art deco building. There is some English but the 3 Euro guide is recommended, if you don't speak French.

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Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed 24 March 2017

This is a Mecca for cinéphiles. And rightly so. Martin Scorsese and a raft of other film greats have made the pilgrimage to the home of the Lumière brothers. Wonderful collection of vintage cameras, projectors, and precursors of cinema. Throughout the lovingly preserved home, films and videos of landmark moments in the history of cinema.

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Reviewed 7 March 2017

If you are staying in Lyon south of France for say, one week, and are interested in culture, then a must see place is this Lumiere house & museum. Maybe you didnt know that these Lumiere Brothers invented the cinema, film making technique ? It was there that the first ever movie film was made, on the side street aptly... More 

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Reviewed 24 February 2017

For those interested in film/cinema, and photography, this museum is very enjoyable. Alot of real historical items on display with explanations.

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Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

This is a must for any true film buff, but if you are short on time, travelling with children, or less serious about cinema, I'd recommend the Musée Miniature et Cinema instead which has much wider appeal. The Institut is a housed in a beautiful building and is a fine place to find out more about the birth of cinema,... More 

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Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

We use metro to reach this place.Easy to reach from the center. Musee is very intetesting and the building is amazing. If you don't konw French you have to take audio because explanations are only written in French. I wish explanations also written in English.

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Lyon, France
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Reviewed 23 November 2016

It is one of the local attraction in Lyon, very interesting museum. Not very big in size but a lot of history and interesting commentary. A must see for cinema lovers. They also have special evenings where you can watch classic movies there.

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