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Lyon City Historic Neighborhoods Guided Walking Tour (English)

10:00 am/English | On this guided walking tour of the historic neighborhoods of Croix-Rousse and Vieux Lyon, you will learn a lot about the culture and history of Lyon. We start on Place des Terreauxwhere you'll see the impressive the Hôtel de Ville and Museum. The Bartholdi Fountain is another highlight. Then we walk through Croix-Rousse, where the silk workers used to work. It is filled with hidden passageways, the Traboules. We will talk about silk enjoy amazing views over the city. From the Roman Amphitheatre, we descend down towards Vieux Lyon, the most famous neighborhood of the city. We will see the Fresque des Lyonnais, an impressive wall painting and Rue Juiverie, with the amazing Gallerie Philibert Delorme. We'll finish in the busy part of Vieux Lyon, right in time for lunch!

Tips are greatly appreciated. Our guides spend many hours of personal time increasing their knowledge to provide you with the best experience possible.
Typical tip range has been e5-10 per person.

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2 hours


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  • What's included :
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Entry/Admission - Traboules du Vieux Lyon
    What's excluded :
    • Lunch
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Place des Terreaux, 69001 Lyon France

    We visit the main town square of Lyon

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, 20 Place des Terreaux, 69001 Lyon France

    If open, we will have a look at the courtyard of the museum

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Croix-Rousse, Lyon France

    We will visit the historic neighborhood of Croix-Rousse.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Traboules du Vieux Lyon, Croix-Rousse, Lyon France

    We visit a few of the hidden passageway, the traboules, in Vieux Lyon

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Passage Thiaffait, 19 rue Rene Leynaud, 69001 Lyon France

    We will visit this passageway with it's Village des Createurs inside, a creative business incubator.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Amphitheater of the Three Gauls (Amphitheatre des Trois Gaules), Off rue Burdeau and rue Sportisse, 69001 Lyon France

    We will have a look at one of the nicest viewpoints in the city, overlooking the old amphitheatre

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Fresque des Lyonnais, Rue de la Martiniere, 69001 Lyon France

    We will see the amazing fresco painting with all the famous people that were born in Lyon

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Eglise Saint-Paul, 3 Place Gerson, 69005 Lyon France

    We will pass by this lovely gothic church

    Duration: 3 minutes

    Stop At: Vieux Lyon, 69005 Lyon France

    We will see the old jewish quarter with its lovely courtyards

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Musee d'Histoire de Lyon, 1 Place du petit College A Quelques Centaines de Metres du Metro Vieux Myon, 69005 Lyon France

    We will visit the courtyard of this museum if it is open.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Rue Saint-Jean, 69005 Lyon France

    We will pass by the busy main street of Vieux Lyon and visit some hidden courtyards

    Duration: 10 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, 20 Place des Terreaux, 69001 Lyon, France
    Departure Time :
    10:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Place du Gouvernement, 69005 Lyon, France
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Free Tour Lyon

Activity ID: V-168746P2

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