Renaissance Vieux-Lyon: cathedral, courtyards and traboules Guided tours

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Guided tours Vieux-Lyon
Tour proposed by Lyon tourisme et Congrès

Take a historical tour of Medieval and Renaissance Lyon.

From the church of Saint Paul to that of Saint Georges, Vieux-Lyon extends over 24 hectares along the banks of the Saône. 
The tour begins with a walk through the narrow cobbled alleyways and famous traboules! These passageways, which lead from one street to the next, reveal superbly renovated architectural treasures: internal courtyards, Italian-style galleries, wells, spiral staircases...
Along the way you'll encounter essential monuments such as La Maison du Chamarier, the Hôtel de Gadagne or La Loge du Change. 
Explore the remains of the churches of Sainte Croix and Saint Etienne backing onto Saint Jean, which is truly symbolic of the power of the church in Lyon at that time.
Your guide will tell you the secrets and anecdotes which have made the reputation of this historical district, the 1st preserved sector in France to have been inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage List.
You're bound to notice the very particular atmosphere. We suggest a meal in one of the traditional bouchon restaurants after the tour (an experience not to be missed).

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

Health and safety commitments

Afin d'assurer la sécurité de nos visiteurs, toutes les visites proposées par ONLYLYON Tourisme ont été adaptées avec des parcours favorisant la distanciation physique et le respect des règles d’hygiène en vigueur :

  • 12 visiteurs maximum par groupe
  • Masque ou visière obligatoire pendant toute la durée de la visite pour la/le guide et tous les participants dès 11 ans
  • Distance de 1m respectée entre les participants
  • Nos guides sont équipés d’un kit d’hygiène 
  • Notre guide est le seul à effectuer des contacts (ouverture de portes, interrupteurs…) 
  • Nous n'entrerons dans aucune traboule ou cour habitée par respect pour les habitants



Guided tour on foot with audiophone


Metro D > Vieux-Lyon

Meeting point

Exit of the "Vieux-Lyon"metro station, avenue Adolphe Max, Lyon 5e

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

The oldest in France!

Among the many treasures to be found in Saint Jean cathedral is the 14th century astronomical clock, which boasts the oldest wrought iron mechanism in France. It is 9.35 m high and 2.20 m wide, so you can't miss it!

This tour is available
for groups

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This guided tour is included
with the
Lyon City Card

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