Lyon plateau Croix-Rousse, Jardin Rosa Mir


Historical Cities

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This 'extraordinary' 400 sqm garden was created by Jules Cenis (1913-1983), mason and tile-layer, refugee from the Spanish civil war. After a throat cancer in 1952 and 3 years of medical care, he had a remission and wished to create a garden. The result of 20 years of work, it is dedicated to his mother Rosa Mir Mercader and to Virgin Maria. It’s located in an inner courtyard 83 Grande Rue de la Croix-Rousse but you reach it by number 87. It has been a classified historical monument since 1987. Under renovation for 5 years, with the help of Frédéric Reynaud, landscape architect, it was re-opened to the public on June 25th 2016. It’s a juxtaposition of pillars and sleepers decorated with thousands of stones and shells. You will discover 750 species of perennials and 5000 Mediterranean plants. Open every Saturdays from April 1st to November 30th. More information: http://rosa.mir.free.fr.


  • Title: Lyon plateau Croix-Rousse, Jardin Rosa Mir
  • Creator: Historical-Cities.org

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