Highlights and Hidden Gems of 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 payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

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 Terreaux where 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 and 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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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    22 Place des Terreaux 69001 Lyon France
    22 Place des Terreaux 69001 Lyon France
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    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'

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Place des Terreaux
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Hôtel de Ville de Lyon
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Fontaine Bartholdi
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Place des Capucins
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Passage Thiaffait
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Montée de la Grande-Côte
  • 8
    Outside visit
    Amphithéâtre des Trois Gaules
  • 9
    Outside visit
    Place Sathonay
  • 10
    Outside visit
    Halles de la Martinière
  • 11
    Outside visit
    Fresque des Lyonnais
  • 12
    Outside visit
    Passerelle Saint-Vincent
  • 13
    Outside visit
    Place Saint-Paul
  • 14
    Outside visit
    Rue Juiverie
  • 15
    Outside visit
    Hôtel de Bullioud
  • 16
    Outside visit
    Place du Change
  • 17
    Outside visit
    Temple du Change
  • 18
    Outside visit
    Quai Romain Rolland
  • 19
    Outside visit
    Place du Gouvernement

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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Tung 19 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
The guide was very knowlegable and funny. The stories were well told and the journey was very interesting. He showed us passages we would definitelly miss and courtyards we would never go to. Highly recommend this tour
Tatjana 17 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
A very nice walk, thank you Paul!
Grant 14 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Paul was very friendly and knowledgeable. He took us to some very interesting places which we would’ve never found.
Rosa 12 May 2024

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Travelled in group - May 2024
Excellent job, Paul! My friends and I thoroughly enjoyed our walking tour. Paul unveils the hidden gems of Lyon, places that as visitors we'd never discover on our own. Time flies as you delve deeper into Lyon's beauty and rich cultural heritage.
Neil 05 May 2024

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Travelled alone - May 2024
Paul has a good strong voice that can be easily heard without him shouting. He has fun interesting style with well honed information and presentation. His passion for Lyon is clear and this comes across throughout the tour.
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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