Vieux Lyon Cultural & Historical Walking Guided Tour (English)


2 hours
Free cancellation
1 - 5
Mobile ticket

Overview

10:00 am/English | On this guided walking tour of Vieux Lyon, you will discover this amazing neighborhood with Paul, your guide. We will explain the history and culture of Lyon, talking about a lot of things, like the Bouchon (local restaurants), the history of Silk production in Lyon, Klaus Barbie and the French resistance during the Second World War, Paul Bocuse and food culture and Renaissance in Lyon. We will visit many hidden passageways (the Traboules) and secret courtyards, that are sometimes hard to find on your own. For the last part of the tour we will cross over to the modern city center and visit some highlights like the Theatre des Celestins and the Hôtel Dieu.

Tips are greatly appreciated. Our guides spend many hours of personal time increasing their knowledge to provide you with the best experience possible. Tips not only help financially but also let the guide know he or she is doing a great job.
Typical tip range has been e5-10 per person.

Description

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Cathedrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Lyon, Place Saint-Jean, 69005 Lyon France

A quick visit to the cathedral and it's astronomical clock

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: Musee du Cinema et de la Miniature, 60 rue Saint Jean, 69005 Lyon France

We will have a look at some miniatures in the free hallway of the museum

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Traboule “Maison du Crible – Tour Rose”, 22 Rue du Bœuf, 69005 Lyon, France

We will have a look at the iconic piece of architectureof Vieux Lyon, La Tour Rose

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Maison Brochier Soieries, 16 rue du Boeuf, 69005 Lyon France

In this silk shop, we will see the live silkworms during the silk season and might even visit the model of the jacquard loom.

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: Passerelle du Palais-de-Justice, 69002 Lyon France

We will see the impressive courthouses of Lyon, where the trial of Klaus Barbie took place

Stop At: Theatre des Celestins, 4 rue Charles Dullin, 69002 Lyon France

We'll see the façade of the theatre and maybe descend into the modern artwork that is hidden underneath the square

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Rue de la Republique, Lyon France

This is the main shopping street of Lyon

Stop At: Grand Hotel Dieu, 1 Place de l Hopital, 69002 Lyon France

We will visit the Hôtel Dieu, the old hospital that has recently been transformed with a shopping center, luxury hotel and food court inside.

Duration: 10 minutes

Inclusions

  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Cathedrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Lyon
  • Entry/Admission - Traboules du Vieux Lyon
  • Entry/Admission - Musee du Cinema et de la Miniature
  • Entry/Admission - Traboule “Maison du Crible – Tour Rose”
  • Entry/Admission - Maison Brochier Soieries
  • Entry/Admission - Theatre des Celestins
  • Entry/Admission - Grand Hotel Dieu

Exclusions

  • Pick-up not included
  • Breakfast

Additional information

  • 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

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.

aleks945
April 2022

Paul is a great tour guide. We went to two of his tours and had a great experience. Would definitely recommend it for anyone looking for a tour of Lyon.

Scott B
April 2022

Paul does a fantastic job of hitting all of the interesting points you would want to know on a quick tour of the city. Great way to spend your first day in Lyon and to learn about old Lyon as well as some of the best places to eat, how to access the many traboules and to learn a bit about the fr...

663pelega
May 2022

It was the smartest choice to have the tour in my first morning in Lyon. Paul was great and patient, he knows A LOT about the era and he gave us some great tips for the rest of the trip!

Mariamak08
May 2022

In the beginning , we were a bit skeptical about the tour . However , it turned out to be one of the best tours we’ve ever had. Paul was excellent , he explained everything well and his English was excellent so, we could understand everything. He showed us around some amazing neighbourhoods in Vi...

372iv
April 2022

Paul did a great job showing us the main sites as well as the back streets and hidden gems of Lyon. He had wonderful stories that made the tour very interesting. The tour is easy walking and the time is very appropriate for the city. I highly recommend this tour!

Joël L
April 2022

Paul pointed out many interesting things about Lyon He gave really good tipps for food in Lyon. The tour has a good duration and is not to dificult.

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