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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  • 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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Miguel 14 Jan 2023
Stuttgart

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Travelled in couple - Jan 2023
Excellent tour..
Heath 09 Jan 2023
Melbourne

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Travelled in couple - Jan 2023
Paul was so much fun and showed us a great tour of Lyon, with so many facts and the tour flew it was so enjoyable.
Natalie 05 Jan 2023
Sydney

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Travelled in family - Jan 2023
An excellent tour, really interesting history and a great way to start a stay in Lyon
Rafael 05 Jan 2023
Rennes

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Travelled in couple - Jan 2023
Great tour, Paul gave us fun facts quite nice
Tom 24 Nov 2022

great introductory walk of Lyon. We had a great time! Thank you Paul.
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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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