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Beaucroissant is a wonderful commune in the Isere department in southeastern France. Beaucroissant is an ideal holiday destination, where tourists can enjoy a wide range of activities in and around the area. Beaucroissant is located in the proximity of the big city of Lyon, where the main attractions are.
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Ancient Theatre of Fourviere is located in Lyon, near Beaucroissant. The Roman theatre is a Roman ancient structure built next to the hill of Fourviere, which is located in the center of the Roman city. The theatre is primarily a tourist site, but is still used as a cultural venue. Each year, the Nuits de Fourviere festival takes places in the theatre.
Lyon Cathedral is located in Lyon, in the neighborhood of Beaucroissant. The cathedral was founded by Saint Pothinus and Saint Irenaeus, the first two bishops of Lyon. The cathedral is also known as a Primatiale, beause in 1079 the Pope granted to the archbishop of Lyon the title of Primate of All the Gauls with the legal supremacy over the principal archbishops of the kingdom.
Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon is located in Lyon, near Beaucroissant. This is a municipal museum of fine arts house near Place des Terreaux in a former Benedictine convent of the 17th and 18th centuries. The collections range from ancient Egypt antiquities to the Modern art period and make the museum one of the most important in Europe. It hosts important exhibitions of art: recently there have been exhibitions of works by Georges Braque and Henri Laurens, then one on the work of Theodore Gericault.
Centre d’Histoire de la Resistance et de la Deportation is located near Beaucroissant, in Lyon and it is built on the former site of a French military health school and opened in 1992. The museum chronicles the French Resistance as well as Jewish Deportation in World War II. The museum was inaugurated on October 15, 1992.