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Traboules du Vieux Lyon

Croix-Rousse, Lyon, France
+33 4 72 77 69 69
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Croix-Rousse, Lyon, France
+33 4 72 77 69 69
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited several traboules as part of a walking tour and were made aware of their usefulness in times past.

Thank IDC1941
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

You owe it to yourself to explore at least one of the traboules of only to experience what they actually are. One walk down a traboule us all you need to understand their importance in history.

Thank Liz R
Reviewed 5 days ago

Yeah! It is that real. And yes, it really happened. We today tend to gloss over the traboules and think of them only in the more ancient times. But, in our grandfather's day these were the hideouts and conduits of the Maquis and the other...More

Thank CanyonCondor
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

at the tourist office they have a map on which the traboules are indicated. sometimes difficult to find (but that makes it even more interesting).

Thank joris g
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Traboules are a great way to see how the early merchants travelled around the city. Behind huge decorated doors are alleyways leading to other parts of the city. This made it easier for people to go between different shops to sell their wares.

Thank jennybthomson
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A highlight of a visit to Lyon! Several are included in walking tours. Look online for the free Traboules phone app, which geo-locates the Traboules nearest you.

Thank jWBurns
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful passage ways full of history that open up into impressive courtyards. Old rich merchant families used to inhabit these houses, and they converted them into works of art. Press the service button of one of the streets in rue du boeuf and you'll end...More

Thank TandTravel
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

These are stair cases in buildings in the old town. They take you from one street to another through the buildings, get a map at the tourist office and follow it.

Thank ETHKino
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Tucked away and cool in the heat! The history is written on the walls of the buildings....Luckily I was with a friend who knew where they all were

Thank susi6282
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

We visited these secret, historic passageways on our own with a map from the tourist office. It's doable on your own but you might learn more with a guide. One of the exits was locked though and there was a lot of dog mess in...More

Thank ViolaJoy
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