Free tour

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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Karla 18 Jul 2024

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Travelled alone - Jul 2024
Un guia preparado! Te lleva a lugares donde usualemente nunca pasarías y son joyitas, buena información de la historia con su carpeta de imágenes para complementar. Da de más buenos tips y consejos para pasar un día agradable después del tour.
Yuliana 15 Jul 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jul 2024
Recomendando totalmente
Petar 07 Jul 2024

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Travelled alone - Jul 2024
I knew from previous reviews that Paul is a great guide and I wasn't disappointed at all - he was very informative, fun, energetic, and helpful. Really enjoyed the tour.
Joe 07 Jul 2024

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Travelled alone - Jul 2024
Zoe 06 Jul 2024

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Travelled alone - Jul 2024
Paul’s Lyon tour was memorable. The two hours did not feel long at all. We roamed around the city centre and croix rousse neighbourhood of Lyon. The history of the buildings and the stories behind the neighbourhoods were very interesting and the information given wasn’t overflowing. I definitely recommend this 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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