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  1. France
  2. Rhone-Alpes
  3. Lyon
  4. Vieux Lyon

Lyon: Historical Passageways Walking Tour with Market Visits

Product ID: 121410
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Explore the secret passageways of Lyon and learn more about the city's historical silk industry on a walking tour. Visit the only silk workshop in the Old Town, explore Bellecour and Hotel Dieu, and discover Lyon's famous food emporium.
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Duration 150 minutes
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English, French, German
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  • Explore the secret passageways of Lyon
  • Visit an active silk-making shop
  • Learn more about the history of the city and its famous monuments
Full description
See the sights of Lyon and learn more about the history of the city on an amazing walking tour. Set off from Place Bellecour, dominated by the equestrian statue of Louis XIV and surrounded by the city's most popular commercial districts.

Visit the Oldest Hospital in Lyon and discover the famous Doctors who first worked and early medicine including a tour of the gardens. Visit the beautiful Place Des Jacobins.

Discover a colorful piece of contemporary art at the Flower Tree monument and see the charming statue of the author of The Little Prince at the Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Monument. Walk over the bridge to see the Guignol Theater and discover an old silk weaver's workshop. Admire the medieval Cathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Lyon, and then journey back in time as you lose yourself in the secret passageways known as traboules.  
Take a local bus included in your tour to visit a reputable supplier of Paul Bocuse's restaurants. Your tour will end here.
  • Exploration of Bellecour and Hotel Dieu
  • Transportation to the famous Food Emporium
  • Visit to secret passages and courtyards
  • Archeological Gardens
  • Visit to a silk workshop
  • Opportunity to buy authentic silk goods

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Meeting point

Meet at the Tourist Information Office, Place Bellecour.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Comfortable walking shoes are suggested for the cobblestone streets
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From £53.53 £42.82 per person

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Product ID: 121410