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Lyon Guided Tour - The Secrets Behind the Old City Doors

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Address: Lyon, France
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+33 4 72 77 69 69

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We booked this tour through the Lyon Tourist office in the Place Bellecour. Its 12 Euro but with our Lyon Card it was free. They have many other tours with a maximum of one free a... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2016
Ernesto M
Milawa, Australia
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Milawa, Australia
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Reviewed 4 October 2016

We booked this tour through the Lyon Tourist office in the Place Bellecour. Its 12 Euro but with our Lyon Card it was free. They have many other tours with a maximum of one free a day. We did the Croix Rousse & History of the Silk Trade tour with our host Jerome. He was excellent and made the history... More 

1 Thank Ernesto M
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 September 2016

Hi there we decided to take a few days in Lyon and bought a 3 day Lyon card from the tourist office. This included a guided tour of the Traboules in the medeaval quarter. These are medeaval court yards that are connected through doorways. The Guided tour was really interesting and definitely something that I had never seen before. It... More 

3 Thank Gingerjeweller
Columbus, Ohio
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Reviewed 20 May 2016

This tour takes you through doorways that lead to secret houses, to amazing streets and tiny courtyards. To truly see the old city of Lyon you need to take this tour. Small group and lots of historical info.

1 Thank ashtabulaone
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Reviewed 25 April 2016

Very good English-speaking guide took us through the tramboules and allees (passage-ways) of the Lyon Renaissance quarter. Would never have realized these tunnels between streets were there, had I not done the tour. Afterwards I also noted that the house we stayed in also had a central courtyard of the same style, and so was possibly much older than I... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 17 October 2015

Excellent guide (French or English). A two hour easy walk to explore the 'secret' passages, stairways and old Renaissance buildings of the old town. Gave a good insight into life in Lyon, architecture and change over time. Included if you buy a 'Lyon City Card' as are most museums and a boat cruise each day.

2 Thank Liz K
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

We did the Lyon Discoveries tour in english. The guide was very nice, and knew everthing, but you had to ask questions to pull it out. He couldn't weave a story or explain in any depth unless asked. Otherwise, it is a good way to begin your exploration of the city.

4 Thank Craig B
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 21 July 2014

We did a bus tour which took us through the historic site of Lyon, designated a Unesco World Heritage site in1998. We saw the Place des Terreaux ,Bartholdi's fountain, the Town Hall. We stopped at Fourviere Hill, where we saw the best panoramic view over the city. Visited inside the Basilica Notre-Dame de Fourviere which was spectacular. We then took... More 

2 Thank Helen L
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

I did the guided tour of the ''Traboules de Lyon''. An amazing maze hiden behind doors, allowing to travel from one street to another without being noticed... These Traboules or hidden passage ways reveals magnificient interior gardens, staircases and architecture in hidden courts. Travel in the magnificient italianate 15e century when was the city of italian merchants !...

6 Thank michel_josee
Central Florida, Florida
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Reviewed 31 August 2013

Did a walking tour of the traboules, which were passage ways built originally for silk traders to protect their fabric from rain. We did took the tour through Vantage Travel river cruise. It was interesting to see how the buildings were designed to hold animals on the lower level and live upstairs, how merchants displayed wares at their front door... More 

2 Thank Jessica M
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Reviewed 18 June 2013

Lyon is a small city in South of France. What attracts you the most is the lush green landscape on the way from Lyon airport to the city..We took a walking tour to the traboules or the secret passages made for the silk traders to save their work from rain.Old Lyon is the best however..You see small pathways made up... More 

2 Thank Pri0103

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