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.
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.
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.
I don't do the same tour everyday, not to get bored myself, so check where we meet in Lyon for each day.
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.
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 can also just show up, but make sure to check the calendar below to see if I am working!