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“Interesting to walk between the houses”

Traboules du Vieux Lyon
Ranked #9 of 202 things to do in Lyon
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Malmo, Sweden
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“Interesting to walk between the houses”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2014

Historic and amaizing that it is still possible to walk between the houses. Well worth a visit! Be sure to visit this if you are in Lyon

Visited July 2014
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“A surprise!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014

Ask locals and your hotel or you will never find them.
A regular door hides a gallery that goes inside private homes, with hidden wonders and secret passages that will lead you back in time!

Visited July 2014
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Houston, Texas, United States
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“Get a Guide to Take You Through”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

The Traboules are passages that connect parallel streets in the old city. But, unless you know which door(s) lead into a Traboules, you might end-up trying to,open someone's front door. Not recommended. Rather, try to,line up a guide. The Tourist Bureau sponsors tours in English twice a week through the area; book it for free in advance at the tourist information office; Place Bellacour or the one at the foot of the funicular. These passageways connect to residents apartments, so be sensitive to the fact that you are essentially walking through their private sidewalk entrances. Notice the Italian architectural influences. You could literally be in Venice or Florence and not realize it. Very interesting!

Visited July 2014
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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“Directions for a quick look”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014

Go down Rue de la Baleine to the cafe courtyard. Take a left and go about 100-150 feet. On the right is a close traboule that our guide showed us. There is a definite Italian influence as their architecture allowed citizens to travel undetected as well as make transport easier. Traboules are a good touristy plan on a rainy day :)

Visited July 2014
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Madison, Wisconsin
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“Secrets and hidden treasures”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014

No trip to Lyon is complete without exploring the many hidden Traboules of Lyon. They are courtyards of sorts, hidden from obvious street view by doors. Whereas the best Traboules are in the old city (east of the Saone), they are abundant elsewhere throughout the city. Gems in the Croix Rousse (my favorite of Lyons many splendid neighborhoods). So easy to use the metro.

Visited July 2014
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