What to do in Lyon if you have some free time The Ampère Museum, created in 1931, is a science and technology museum focused on the history of electricity and dedicated to André-Marie Ampère (1775-1836). The museum, located in Poleymieux-au-Mont-d'Or in the Lyon metropolis, is housed in the house where André-Marie Ampère spent part of his childhood and youth. With 14 rooms and almost 1000 m2 of exhibitions you will discover interactive experiences, rooms dedicated to Ampère's life and discoveries, to the history of electricity from antiquity to the production of electrical energy with windmills, photovoltaic power plants, ... And, of course, our collections of old instruments, rare electrical machines and local heritage in the field of electricity and its applications (radio, medicine, theatre, etc.).Place Bellecour is the largest pedestrian square in all of Europe. It has become the hub of activity in Lyon and is one of the busiest places to shop in the city. The square is where all distances from Lyon are measured which is unsurprising given it is the starting point to many of the most important streets and walks you can do from Lyon. The Lumière Brothers are famous in the cinema world and the Musée Lumière provides a catalog of their achievements and creations. Their inventions, such as the famous Cinematograph are all housed in the old family home in the Monplaisir District in Lyon, now known as the Musée Lumière. The Traboules are a hidden network of passageways that wind their way through buildings and courtyards around Lyon. There are around 400 of these passageways around the city. With over 40 being open to the public. Hunting down these secret tunnels is one of the essential things to do in Lyon for those who love exploring.