Discover the Hidden Passageways of Old Lyon

Duration: 2h
Languages: English
Guru: Paul
Quality Verified Registered on July 17, 2020

Hi, I'm Paul and I've been a tour guide in Lyon for many years. I love to show people my city and make them understand what makes Lyon one of my favorite cities in the world. There is so much to talk about, from food (the culinary capital of France) to history (resistance, silk) to local culture. I also love to give tips about my favorite restaurants and activities in the city.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

On this guided walking tour of Vieux Lyon, the most interesting area of Lyon, you will discover this amazing neighborhood with Paul, your guide.

I 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, one of my favorite buildings!

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  • Meeting point:
    cathdrale SaintJean en 69005 Lyon France
    cathdrale SaintJean en 69005 Lyon France
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    In front of Cathedral St. Jean at the statue in the middle of the square. I'll hold a sign saying 'Free Tour Lyon'

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Jo Ellen 24 Sep 2022
Merritt Island
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Travelled alone - Sep 2022

Lovely tour. Paul makes the history of Lyon come to life.

Isabella 21 Sep 2022
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Travelled alone - Sep 2022

The tour with Paul was absolutely amazing! We saw a lot of interesting places and he showed us some gems, you might not recognise if you're there by your own. One the ...

Sara 21 Sep 2022
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Travelled alone - Aug 2022

tour was great! paul was friendly and super knowledgeable, which made for such an enjoyable tour. the time passed quickly, and the little tips and insider info was muc...

Janette 19 Sep 2022
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Travelled in couple - Aug 2022

Paul was very professional. Very knowledgeable also. Spoke with a clear voice A most pleasant experience

Alison 17 Sep 2022
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Travelled in couple - Sep 2022

Paul is a fantastic guide! I love booking walking tours in cities I visit and this one was fantastic. Paul is very knowledgeable and gave great recommendations through...

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What should you know?

Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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