Hidden monsters and gargoyles Guided tours

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Guided tours Presqu'ile Unusual Vieux-Lyon
Tour proposed by Lyon tourisme et Congrès

Through surprises and discoveries, this is an introduction to the medieval imagery of an eerie bestiary through three of Lyon's symbolic churches.

Chimera, dragons, dogs, lions, monsters, bear-cubs, phoenix and griffins...
They are all there, jaws wide-open, claws extended, above the heads of passers-by.
You just have to raise your eyes and let yourself be carried away by the legends and stories they conjure up... 
On a walk that brushes past the elegant church of Saint George, which sounds out the darkest corners of Saint John's cathedral, which is on friendly terms with the “traboules of Old Lyon and which finishes up in grand style at Saint-Nizier, come and experience the exoticism and dreams of men living in the Middle Ages.
All you need are binoculars and you're ready to join this unusual and fun tour to discover sculptures that are both practical, as they drain the rain from the roof, and symbolic, halfway between legends and medieval beliefs. 
Keep your eyes peeled and be on the lookout… unless it is they who are looking at you.

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

Metro A or D > Bellecour

Meeting point

In front of the Tourist Office, Place Bellecour - Lyon 2nd

Prices
Adults €12.00
From 8 to 18 & students €8.00
Children Free
With Lyon City Card Free

An unusual gargoyle 

Since Saint Jean's cathedral was restored, passers-by have been able to catch of glimpse of a gargoyle named Ahmed. Perched on the side of the building at a height of about a dozen metres, this gargoyle is in the image of the site foreman! Keep an eye out and see if you can spot it!

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