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Vieux Lyon Cultural & Historical Walking Guided Tour

Your Guru: Paul
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  • Lyon
  • Available in English
  • 2 hours

About the Guru

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.

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.

About the Tour

On this guided walking tour of Vieux 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!

Meeting point: Open in Google Maps

How to find me: In front of Cathedral St. Jean at the statue in the middle of the square. I'll hold a sign saying 'Free Tour Lyon'

Tour Schedule

  • Wed, 20 Jan
    10:00
  • Thu, 21 Jan
    10:00
  • Sat, 23 Jan
    10:00

What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

Tour opinions (8)

Maha S 2 months

Jonathan 4 months

Paul had so much passion talking about Lyon and the historical places. There was so much energy felt throughout the walk that my friend and I enjoy it very much

Marjenka Cinkocki 5 months

Amazing tour! I learnt so much about Lyon on this tour with Paul, he pays attention to details and gives amazing advices for your stay in Lyon, I would highly recommend it to anyone!

David 5 months

Sorry for the delay. The walk was extremely interesting and the information Paul gave us helped us make more of the rest of our stay in Lyons. Also let him know that the police station open on Sundays is at 47 Rue de la Charité. He will understand.

Egle 5 months

Greate tour! It was the first walking tour where I actually listened whole time. Paul had so many interesting facts and he was so familiar with the city, also made some jokes during the tour :)

5.0(8) Ratings

What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

5.0(8) Ratings