The Croix-Rousse – traboules between the Rhône and Saône Guided tours

Next departure on 09/03/2020 at 14:30

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Guided tours Croix-Rousse
Tour proposed by Lyon tourisme et Congrès

The bottom of the slopes of Croix-Rousse hill, from east to west

Famous for its many stairs and hidden passageways, known as ‘traboules’, the Croix-Rousse district is closely linked with the local silk industry that established itself here in the nineteenth century. But who were the people behind this industry and were they always located here?
From the ‘Maison Tolozan’ to the ‘Condition des Soies’, this tour covers the main stages of the silk industry, which replaced the many religious orders that were present on Croix-Rousse hill until the French Revolution: a less well-known part of the city’s history, but one which has left discernible traces in the urban landscape.
By the river Saône, discover the La Martinière neighbourhood and its Art Nouveau architecture.

This tour can be enjoyed by people of all ages (there aren’t too many stairs to climb)!


Worth knowing

Accessibility: some stairs!
Please ensure you arrive 10 minutes before the tour commences.
Booking is necessary online or at +33(0)4 72 77 69 69
Cancellation free of charge 72 hours before schedule activity.

Duration

2 hours

Kind

Guided tour on foot

Access

Metro A > Hôtel de Ville - Louis Pradel

Meeting point

In front of the Opera house, Place de la Comédie - Lyon 2nd

Prices
Adults €12.00
From 8 to 18 & students €8.00
Children under 8 Free
3 rue Romarin

What is La Fabrique?

The term refers to all trades involved in designing, manufacturing and marketing silk fabrics. In Lyon La Fabrique enjoyed its heyday during the 18th century, a century of fame for the city's silk trade, the influence of which was felt worldwide.

traboule 5 rue des Feuillants
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