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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  • 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'

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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Catherine 13 Sep 2022
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Travelled in couple - Sep 2022

An excellent walking tour giving a good overview of the lesser known parts of Lyon. Very enjoyable.

Matthias 11 Sep 2022
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Travelled alone - Sep 2022

Absolutely fascinating tour. Paul really knows his stuff. He provided a lot of interesting information about the city and its history and showed us around the many hid...

Karin 06 Sep 2022
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Travelled in couple - Sep 2022

Paul hat uns Ecken von Lyon gezeigt, die wir ohne Führung nie entdeckt hätten.

Matthew 06 Sep 2022
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Travelled in couple - Sep 2022

We found Paul to be super informative and professional as a tour guide. His tour was diligently prepared and very well conducted

Peter 06 Sep 2022
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Travelled alone - Sep 2022

Paul was very knowledgeable about the area and presented it in an enthusiastic way

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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.
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