Le Jardin de Rosa Mir

Spanish exile and master mason Julius Senis worked more than  twenty years to create this sunken garden, dedicated to his mother, Rosa Mir.

The architectural structure is influenced by places where Jules díEspagne Senis worked: The Alhambra in Granada, The Basilica of Montserrat in Catalonia, and Gaudi's buildings in Barcelona.


April 1 - November 30, Saturdays, 3 PM - 6 PM, but confirm that at the Web site.


87 Grande rue de la Croix-Rousse, Lyon. The garden is in the Croix Rousse neighborhood, a short metro ride up the hill and to the north of downtown Lyon. Do not confuse the street "Grande rue de la Croix-Rousse" with the "Boulevard de la Croix-Rousse."

Take the metro to the Henon stop, go East on Rue Henon, and turn left on Grande rue de la Croix-Rousse. Number 87 at first appears not to exist, but it is actually an arched alleyway leading to the garden. The garden is not on Grande rue de la Croix-Rousse, and besides, it's sunken, so you can't see it until you enter it. In other words, if you're driving, don't expect to drive down the street and see a garden.

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