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Lyon: Old Lyon Smartphone Audio-Guided Walking Tour

1. Lyon: Old Lyon Smartphone Audio-Guided Walking Tour

Discover the incredible story behind the scenes of the Vieux Lyon. An innovative guided tour experience that starts whenever you want, alone or with others. Rewind to the times of the great fairs that helped create the reputation of the city and relive the history of the influential Lyonnaise and Italian families. A short stop at a terrace or a shop, a small craving? Resume the visit when you want, right where you paused. Impossible to get lost. The guide provides clear audio directions and a map indicates clear directions to follow in real time. And if you take a wrong turn, the integrated geo-localization feature will get you back on track in no time. Customize your itinerary as you wish, relax and enjoy a fun and entertaining tour of Vieux Lyon, at your own pace. The tour starts and ends in the Saint Paul neighborhood.

Lyon: Croix-Rousse Audio-Guided Walking Tour

2. Lyon: Croix-Rousse Audio-Guided Walking Tour

Discover the incredible story behind the scenes of the former City of Silk and the difficult lives of the silk workers. Admire one of the most beautiful painted walls in Lyon: the "canuts" fresco. The largest trompe l'oeil work in Europe, it is representative of life in the Canuts district, a silk workers' district in the 19th century. As you experience Croix-Rousse and its special atmosphere, your guide unfolds the history and anecdotes of the silk workers, the canuts and their difficult living conditions. You'll cross gardens with planted mulberry trees, the favorite food of silkworms! You'll learn how silk thread is made and discover typical popular architecture of the 1850's. It was here in the traboules that the Canuts revolts of the 19th century started, inspiring great trends of social movements in France. Lyon was actually once a Roman city, and not just any city. Since it was the capital of the Gauls, you can see the ruins of the 1st century amphitheater which could accommodate 20,000 people on the itinerary. At the bottom of Croix Rousse, walk through the historical and more elegant streets where the rich silk workers used to live. Silk manufacturing continues here with the Atelier de Moirage and other scientific labs to save silkworms from diseases. The tour ends at the Maison Tolozan, a trading house, with warehouses and workshops from where the rolls of silk woven by the canuts arrived for shipping on the nearby river.

Lyon: Old Town City Exploration Game

3. Lyon: Old Town City Exploration Game

Discover Lyon’s fascinating history and attractions while you solve clues around the old town. Explore this charming city in France by playing a quest with your friends, significant other, or family. Each clue leads you from one place to another, so you won't need a map, GPS, or guide. As you solve the problems and guess the answers, the secret story of each location is unlocked. The city game will take you about 1.5 hours to complete, but there’s no time limit, allowing you to go at your own pace. You won't need a guide, just download the app, go to the starting point, and begin the adventure.

Lyon: Croix-Rousse Highlights Exploration Game

4. Lyon: Croix-Rousse Highlights Exploration Game

Enjoy discovering the Croix-Rousse district with this smartphone game for the city of Lyon. Make your way through top sights like the Lyon Opera house, Rue des Tables Claudiennes street, and Place Sathonay square on your quest to help Guignol the puppet.  Start at Opéra National and make your way through each riddle at your own pace with the option to pause and resume from the location where you paused. Finish the game at the Fresque des Lyonnais mural. Solve challenges, and watch as the story unfolds and exact directions on your phone guide you to the next location. Once downloaded, have the freedom to play your game offline and save data. Play on your own, in a large group, or in several smaller groups that compete against each other and meet at the final stop of the game.

Aosta: Private Walking Tour with Food and Wine Tastings

5. Aosta: Private Walking Tour with Food and Wine Tastings

Aosta is an ancient city with a complex and charming history; Take the chance to discover it with a qualified guide who will show you the artistic excellence and landmarks, pointing out the most secret corners of the city, as well as the amazing Mont Blanc.   The walk begins from Porta Pretoria, the main gate of the Roman center, before heading towards the stupefying facade of the Roman Theater. See the amazing cryptoporticus, an underground gallery framing the two original twin temples of the holy terrace. Next, pass by the classic landmarks the Sant'Orso collegiate church and the Aosta Cathedral with its two characteristic clock towers.   The tour will end with a tasting of typical products including a selection of cured meat, two kinds of Fontina cheese, Toma from Gressoney, and two glasses of local wine.

Lyon: Romantic Private Tour

6. Lyon: Romantic Private Tour

Visit the most romantic places in the city. Did you know that Lyon’s old town is involved in UNESCO? Feel spellbound in a charming atmosphere, find one of the best places to have a date in the city, and make memorable photos with your loved one. Be surprised by how many historical love stories are hidden in the streets, buildings, and parks of the city. From heartbreaking and tragic, to the hilarious or spicy ones. What stories are hidden in Parc de la Tête d'Or? What happened to Simone De Beauvoir and Jean Paul Sartre?

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What people are saying about Rhone-Alpes

This is our first experience with the audio guide and we were delighted. We benefited from a very good quality guided tour which allowed us to discover Lyon and its history at a very competitive price. My 12 year old daughter found this experience very enriching. Many thanks to everyone who made this project possible.

I have done this quest with my son who is 13 years old. It was great way to combine excursion with finding clues. Very interactive and highly recommended for families with teenagers.

Excellent tour. Great to go at our own pace. Very well organized tour. The map helps the navigation. Learned a lot about Lyon.

This tour with Pierre was wonderful and really connected the food with Lyon’s history. Highly recommend!

Excellent tour; we had a lovely time discovering the Croix-Rousse area and its history!