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Explore the Highlights of the City Center of Lyon

Your guru: Paul
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  • Lyon
  • Available in: English

About the guru Paul

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 the historic neighborhoods of Croix-Rousse and Vieux Lyon, you will learn a lot about the culture and history of Lyon. We start on Place des Terreauxwhere you'll see the impressive the Hôtel de Ville and Museum. The Bartholdi Fountain is another highlight. Then we walk through Croix-Rousse, where the silk workers used to work. It is filled with hidden passageways, the Traboules. We will talk about silk enjoy amazing views over the city. From the Roman Amphitheatre, we descend down towards Vieux Lyon, the most famous neighborhood of the city. We will see the Fresque des Lyonnais, an impressive wall painting and Rue Juiverie, with the amazing Gallerie Philibert Delorme. We'll finish in the busy part of Vieux Lyon, right in time for lunch!

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How to find me: This Tour starts at Place des Terreaux. I'll be standing next to the fountain in the middle of the square with a sign 'free tour lyon'
Tour duration: 2 hours

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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.

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Marijke

11 days ago

Amazing tour! Paul really knows a lot about the city and is a great guide. He took us to places we would have missed without the tour and he told us many interresting and funny facts. I would recommend this tour!

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Gerard

12 days ago

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Zora

12 days ago

Such an amazing tour! I loved it! It felt like travelling back in time, so many stories and secrets!

I loved how the guide made it so interesting and gave us all kind of tips for us to enjoy even further our stay. I knew nothing about Lyon and now I honestly just feel like moving here.

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Alexandra Saenz

13 days ago

4.8 (5 Ratings) Rate this tour