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Traboules du Vieux Lyon
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US$14.34*
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Storytelling Walking Tour of Old Lyon
Ranked #8 of 220 things to do in Lyon
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Coventry, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Get a guide!”
Reviewed 9 December 2013

All I can say is find a guide to take you through the traboules!
Me and my boyfriend tried to find them alone and it is a nightmare! They are quite difficult to find, and many aren't accessible anyway.
Otherwise this proves to be quite an interesting exhibit!

Visited December 2013
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“Unique experience”
Reviewed 7 December 2013

This is something quite unique in this city that you don't find elsewhere. This is also extremely in line with traditional Lyon's character, very discreet and secretive. Hidden from outside view, you can discover the tresures of this city. But please keep silent when you are "trabouling", so that neighbours still allow tourists to enjoy it, as long as we also show some respect to their private life and quiet.

Visited December 2013
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Coppell, Texas, United States
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“Pretty cool hidden passageways”
Reviewed 6 December 2013

With Lyon the heart of the french resistance during WWII, this was like stepping back in time to explore the traboules, which look like a standard doorway to if you don't know any better.

Visited December 2013
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“Spooky history”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

Many are not always open these days, but you can find a few traboules which have been carefully restored - like little Roman streets. So spooky. You can feel the history.

Visited June 2013
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Shah Alam, Malaysia
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“Secret passage and hidden pathway”
Reviewed 19 November 2013

Lyon has so many network of traboules, a passage used by silk workers in the past to transport their silks. Some are well preserved, some already fall into disrepair. It is thought that there are still traboules undiscovered. Get the traboule map (from tourist center. also posted in internet http://www.lyontraboules.net), be adventurous and discover them yourself. Or you can hire a guide.

Visited December 2012
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