Free Tour of Vieux Lyon

Free Tour of Vieux Lyon

This tour is the best place to start! On a tour of the old town, you get the best introduction to Lyon and its history. Our Free Tour of Vieux Lyon is great as a first introduction to the city!

Free City Tour Lyon

Free City Tour Lyon

This Free Tour is perfect to discover the city of Lyon. We will see parts of Vieux Lyon, the modern center and the slopes of Croix-Rousse hill, famous for the silk trade.

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Free Tour de Vieux Lyon en Español

Nuestro Free Tour de Vieux Lyon en Español es perfecto para empezar su visita en Lyon. Su guía explicará todo de la historia y cultura de la ciudad.

Free Tour of Vieux Lyon: the best place to start.

On this free tour you will discover the beautiful neighborhood of Vieux Lyon. Vieux Lyon is protected by UNESCO and one of the biggest renaissance areas in Europe. It's filled with hidden passageways and courtyards, charming little squares, traditional restaurants and impressive churches. It's definitely a must see on any visit to Lyon. The last part of the tour takes you to the Hôtel Dieu, famous for its luxurious courtyards and architecture.

Free City Tour Lyon: explore Vieux Lyon and Croix-Rousse.

This free tour starts on Place des Terreaux, after seeing this impressive main square, we will walk through the vibrant area of the Pentes de Croix-Rousse. Your guide will show you many Traboules, hidden passageways that the silk workers used. You will see the remains of the Roman Amphitheater and finally, cross over to Vieux Lyon, to visit some hidden gems in the old part of town.

Private Walking Tours: a personalized itinerary.

If you want me all for yourself, you can book me for a private walking tour of Lyon. Two hours cost 100 euros and I am available in the afternoon. I can meet you wherever you want and we can visit what you prefer, or you can let me decide the itinerary. With smaller groups I manage to get into some highlights that I can't on the free tours.

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Different Walking Tours, Different Days

I don't do the same tour everyday, not to get bored myself, so check where we meet in Lyon for each day.


Free Tour of Vieux Lyon

Time: 10:00 am
Days: Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
Meeting point: Place Saint-Jean

Areas covered: I'll start with an introduction of the Nôtre Dame de Fourvière and the Roman origins of the City. Then we will head to the Cathedral with the Astronomical Clock. After we'll see the Hidden Passageways and Courtyards of Vieux Lyon, The Miniature Museum and the Long Traboule, La Tour Rose and the Bouchon. We'll talk about Silk and Jacquard. After seeing the Palais de Justice, where the trial of Klaus Barbie took place, we finish on the Presqu'Île in the lovely Hôtel Dieu.

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Free City Tour Lyon

Time: 10:00 am
Days: Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays
Meeting point: Place des Terreaux

Areas covered: I start on the main town square, Place des Terreaux, with the Hôtel de Ville, Museum of Fine Arts and the Bartholdi Fountain. Then we head to Croix-Rousse, one of the historic neighborhoods of Lyon with many Traboules and amazing views. After the Roman Amphitheater, we descend towards a different part of Vieux Lyon, with the Jewish neighborhood and the Galerie Philibert Delorme. We finish with a Slalom through some traboules of Vieux Lyon.

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You don't need to pay to reserve. I work for tips, so if you liked the walking tour of Lyon, you can, if you like, leave me something.
The two tours cover different areas on different days. You could join both, or just one. Both walking tours will give you a good introduction to the city of Lyon.
I have two meeting points for different days. The Vieux Lyon tour begins on Place St. Jean on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The City Tour of Lyon begins on Place des Terreaux on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Click here to see an image of the meeting points.
My Tours of Lyon take two hours.
The Free Tour of Vieux Lyon finishes in the Hôtel Dieu and the Free City Tour finishes around the Place du Gouvernement in the old town.