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Traboules du Vieux Lyon

Croix-Rousse, Lyon, France
+33 4 72 77 69 69
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Nothing special

I'd heard about the Traboules in Old Lyon before visiting and stumbled across them by accident... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
London, United Kingdom
A revelation of Lyon

A peculiar architectural feature of Lyon - these shortcuts from one building to another or really... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Beirut, Lebanon
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“guided tour” (32 reviews)
“tourist office” (37 reviews)
“old town” (43 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Croix-Rousse, Lyon, France
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I'd heard about the Traboules in Old Lyon before visiting and stumbled across them by accident. They take only a minute to look at and are nothing special.

Thank B T
Reviewed 1 week ago

A peculiar architectural feature of Lyon - these shortcuts from one building to another or really from one street to another to reach the river. Passageways that run through and under buildings - check the ones that are open to the public. We went to...More

Thank Loulwa_Kaloyeros
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A good trick is to use the postman's entry button to these closed doors before midday and explore the hidden side of old Lyon. Sometimes they are marked sometimes not, keep trying you will find some that open, great fun!

Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Used by silk workers as passages to go through several streets without going outside, the traboules are unique to Lyon and some are open to the public to experience some history of the town.

Thank Sophie O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was more my husbands thing, we spent an hour going down these alleyways, it’s interesting and a good way to see other parts of the old town you might have just walked past otherwise and the locals will point you in the right direction...More

Thank SueC64000
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting to go thru these! Quite fun going thru one door and seeing that it’s a secret passage! We had some confusion finding one though, we weren’t sure if it was a traboule or if we were just lost. But I guess that’s part...More

Thank Moconacire
Reviewed 9 December 2017

Something very special to Lyon, which we never saw in any other place! Some of these secret passways are connecting up to 4 different houses. What is even more impressive is that these mediveal corridirs and stairways are still used by lyonnaise, means that they...More

Thank Roman S
Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

Great fun looking for these doors to discover old courtyards, passage ways etc. Great photo opportunity.

1  Thank PSA50
Reviewed 23 November 2017

A very nice and mysterious way of exploring the city. It is fun to wander through the traboules you find all around the old town and feel like a shadow moving from one point to another unseen. I could imagine interesting games with friends through...More

Thank EndreKemenes
Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

Traboules are Lyon specialities There are in old Lyon building Something to see absolutely in the city

Thank Philippe B
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