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Traboules du Vieux Lyon

Croix-Rousse, Lyon, France
+33 4 72 77 69 69
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“guided tour” (30 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Croix-Rousse, Lyon, France
+33 4 72 77 69 69
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Reviewed 2 days ago

the remains of the old great silk industry of Lyon. Don't miss to book a guided tour to learn stunning aspects of the reason, why so many houses are built in this unique way.

Thank Chrigel2014
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you have any interest in history and/or architecture, this is a MUST do in Lyon. Take a nice walk in the Old Lyon district, "hunting" for these Traboules... remember to be quiet and respectful of the local resident. In the process, you may come...More

Thank AnikRichard
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were lucky enough to be with friends from Lyon ortherwise we would never have found them. The 'traboules' just like any other door to an apartment building but we you open the door and go in, you quickly realize that it's at the same...More

Thank claudeCanada
Reviewed 1 week ago

unexpected and looks like hidden/ only for locals. one of top city attractions. happy to have this experience

Thank TravellerUkraine
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting! Also something you would not find by yourself! The secret passages in Lyon. Definitely worthwhile!

Thank BigJNK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The traboules are narrow passageways that generally run perpendicular to the river, compensating for the streets that don't. They were especially helpful for the workers transporting silk back and forth as they protected the products from the inclement weather. The first ones date back to...More

Thank Dale W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting to visit with family . Children and grown ups both appreciate it . It nice wander through Vieux lyon. Quite crowded on weekends.

Thank 485shrutir
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very Lyonnaise. I enjoyed walking around the traboules. Architecture is very beautiful. You can't miss them.

Thank salvatorebruno362
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed seeing the traboules with a tour guide, and found the history fascinating. We were especially interested to hear that they were used by the Resistance during WWII as hiding places.

Thank LFS517
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you wander around Vieux Lyon, you’ll probably find the odd doorway that doesn’t appear to lead into a specific building. A bit like a concealed doorway on King’s Cross platform 9 3/4 in the Harry Potter books. Well, if you venture in, you won’t...More

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I will be in Lyon on Monday, 3 August to Weds 5 August. How easy is it to book a tour for English-speakers for Monday or Tuesday? Can I get one for the same day Iif I go to the tourist office first thing that morning? I arrive on Sunday evening, but too late for tourist office. Or: can I get a private tour guide for Monday or Tuesday or Weds if I just show up? I would buy the Lyon city card now, but it is too late to have it delivered to my home. Also, I don't know whether to buy the card that includes airport transit or not. There will be 2 of us, going to St Exupery Airport on Weds evening.
29 July 2015|
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10 April 2015|
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Bien désolé pour vous, mais y a des traboules qui restent ouvertes : trans amboularer = passer à travers les maisons, de rue en rue. Avec des cours renaissances remarquables. J'ai eu l'occasion de les voir quand j'étais jeune ! et que c'était les pauvres qui habitaient ce quartier peu fréquentable, qui a failli être rasé d'ailleurs. Je me mets à la place des gens qui y vivent maintenant on aspire tous à de la tranquillité alors le défilé des touristes ! Verriez-vous d'un bon œil que les gens viennent sous vos fenêtres pour admirer la façade, votre point de vue ? Moi non, je me fait cette remarque quand je visite un village classé on passe sous les fenêtres des gens devant leur jardin, leur terrasse. Et puis de temps en temps il faut savoir insister, aller à l'allée suivante, vous êtes passé à côté de belles surprises. DOMMAGE. Et la place Bellecour est pas mal non plus, quand on se met au milieu et vue depuis Fourvière ?
26 January 2017|
Response from Pilar S | Reviewed this property |
Bon, je retournerai une autre foi puisque j´ai des amies qui habitent dans un village pres de la ville,pour connaitre d´autres surprises de Lyon. Merci pour vôtres recommandations
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