Vieux-Lyon and its traboules in 1 hour Guided tours

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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.

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

1h00

Kind

Guided tour on foot

Access

Metro D > Vieux-Lyon

Meeting point

At the 'Vieux-Lyon' metro exit, avenue Adolphe Max - Lyon 5th

Prices
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
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