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Vieux Lyon

69005, Lyon, France
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Lyon's historic section is full of old buildings and a traditional old French atmosphere.
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“old town” (174 reviews)
“tourist shops” (11 reviews)
69005, Lyon, France
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Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

Lyon old city is not very big but it has a very rich history and it is full of surprises if you look carefully around you. Most interesting things are hidden behind thick doors. It is a good activity for one day and there are...More

1  Thank Wai C
Reviewed 3 June 2016

Vieux Lyon is way cool if you visit this part of old Lyon it is a charming place. Wonderful old cobblestone streets with a lot of different buildings. Many great restaurants to wonder by with a whole bunch of unique & interesting little shops to...More

Thank John N
Reviewed 2 June 2016

Just amazing! We spent several days wondering around the picturesque streets of Vieux Lyon. What a delight! A photographer, or artists dream.

1  Thank fionacampbellhicks
Reviewed 2 June 2016

Must # 1, doesn,t matter you have one or more days to visit Lyon. 24 hectars including cobbled streets, strange corridors ("traboules") between buildings (54, rue Șt Jean the longest), nice small restaurants, interesting Silk shops (genune ones and made in China included). A special...More

Thank VSTP
Reviewed 1 June 2016

If you have just one day, this is where you want to go and experience Lyon. Old, narrow streets, interesting shops, great restaurants, wacky museums ;)

Thank bulaohu
Reviewed 1 June 2016

The old town is really great, once over the Saone river you enter a different Lyon. It's full of quaint shops and shambling streets, many good restaurants and interesting museums. One word of warning if you have trouble walking though...the streets are cobbled, and hard...More

Reviewed 30 May 2016

We just walked around the old town by ourselves without any real destination or route in mind and we enjoyed it immensely especially when we saw people issuing from a doorway which they promptly closed. Further investigation showed it to be an historic laneway through...More

Thank John P
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

its a wonderful part of lyon to explore. highly recommend any of the delicious ice creameries they're all wonderful and patiently talked us through the different flavours in english.

Thank Amyasclaire
Reviewed 29 May 2016

This is a free attraction; a map and guide, which are available at the visitor centre and most hotels, leads you to wander the streets of the Old Town. Good explanations, and the tour ends at the Church of Saint Jean, which is a worthwhile...More

Thank pdclarry
Reviewed 27 May 2016

It's definitely worth it to walk around, check out the much touted traboules (didn't blow me away, however) and the very interesting old architecture. Wear solid shoes; the cobblestones here are formidable. These things aside, the place is crawling with tourists, tour groups, cheap shops,...More

Thank Altonmann
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wan c
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Response from CathyB_02 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, depending on the time of day it would be 15 minutes in a taxi. That would give you a couple of hours to wander around Vieux Lyon, and take the funicular to the Basilica. On a fine day, beautiful views from the top. Hope... More
Brendan M
10 October 2016|
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Printed brochures are unreliable check with official info office they seem to know more than the bus drivers relocations and the day's schedule changes
21 September 2016|
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Response from OscarTammy | Reviewed this property |
Lyon is a gastronomic heaven - with great wine thrown in! There are enough good restaurants to keep you going for weeks, let alone a few days. And I found the cost very competitive- better than Paris for example, as there is... More