Vieux-Lyon in 1 hour Guided tours

Next departure on 04/12/2021 at 10:00

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

Set out on a 1-hour historical stroll around Medieval and Renaissance Lyon.

Short 1-hour version!

This first discovery tour of the Vieux-Lyon area invites you to walk through the cobbled alleyways of the Saint Jean area, via its internal courtyards and traboules, to discover the atmosphere which is so very characteristic. Urbanized as early as the Middle Ages, the area now boasts 24 hectares of buildings mainly dating back to the 15th and 16th century, combining Gothic and Renaissance architecture.
Go back to the times of the great fairs that secured the wealth and celebrity of the city and relive the history of leading local and Italian families who left their mark here. 
Your guide will reveal secrets and anecdotes that have made the reputation of this historic area, which is the first area in France to have been preserved and inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage List.

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.
Children and minors remain under the responsibility of their parents during this visit. The participation of an adult is mandatory for each reservation

Health and safety commitments

In order to ensure the safety of our visitors, all tours provided by ONLYLYON Tourism have been adapted with routes that enable physical distancing and compliance with applicable health regulations:

  • Group limited according to the standards in force
  • The guide and all participants aged 11 and above must wear a mask at all times
  • The sanitary pass is not compulsory for this outdoor visit
  • A distance of 1 metre must be maintained between participants
  • Our guides are equipped with a hygiene kit
  • Our guides alone make contact with objects (doors, light switches, etc.)
  • Out of respect for the inhabitants, we limit the passage in the traboules during the visit



Guided tour on foot


Metro D > Vieux-Lyon

Meeting point

Place Saint-Jean, next to the statue - Lyon 5e

Adults €7.00
From 8 to 18 & students €5.00
Children under 8 Free
With Lyon City Card Free

Within inches of being demolished

In 1962, Louis Pradel, mayor of Lyon and very fond of concrete, wanted to demolish the Vieux-Lyon area to create a motorway. Luckily, the minister of culture André Malraux, chose to preserve the area.

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This guided tour is included
with the
Lyon City Card

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you need for your next stay in Lyon.