Caluire et Cuire, a subterannean wonder Guided tours

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14h

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Guided tours Caluire
Tour proposed by Lyon tourisme et Congrès

Follow the first path of the water!

Few know of this treasure: yet it is a marvel underground: l'Ancienne Usine des Eaux (the old water plant) which until 1976 was used to supply the city of Lyon with drinking water. 
 
And that's saying something when you realise, with our two hills, all the ingenuity it took to meet the needs of Lyonnaise people.
After a slide show of the brief history of water from 43 BC, you will discover the famous and impressive Cornish steam pump, 20m high which is a historical monument within itself.
 
The tour does not stop there: it's down a narrow staircase that unfolds an amazing and beautiful pool filter.
The atmosphere it creates is magical and peaceful, and the tour ends with a flourish.

Good to know

Please ensure you arrive 10 minutes before the tour commences
Booking is necessary
Cancellation free of charge 72 hours before schedule activity
Duration

2h00

Kind

Guided tour on foot

Access

Bus C1 or C5 > Saint-Clair

Meeting point

In front of the Usine des Eaux (green gate), 2 avenue de Poumeyrol - Caluire-et-Cuire

Prices
Adults €13.00
From 8 to 18 & students €8.00
Children under 8 Free
With Lyon City Card Free

A listed site in Caluire

The waterworks in Saint-Clair was put into service in 1856. With its huge 20 m high pumps, it produced over 20,000 m3 water a day! A historical monument since 1991, it is known as the "old lady of Saint Clair"..

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This guided tour is included
with the
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