Storytelling tour of the Vieux-Lyon Guided tours

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Guided tours Vieux-Lyon
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Anne and the secret printing works

“Our story begins during the reign of King Francis I, when the city of Lyon was the capital of printing. One day, the young Anne found herself unwittingly caught up in a terrible settling of scores between powerful local figures. To find a way out, she would have to use all her imagination and, above all, her greatest talent: drawing.”

Follow the storyteller-guide through the traboules (hidden passageways) of the Vieux-Lyon district as he tells of the incredible adventure of young Anne and her passion for printing and art. This adventure offers an opportunity to discover Renaissance-era Lyon, major local figures of the sixteenth century and the magic of Old Lyon. Emotions and suspense are guaranteed!

While the story is fictional, it is based on historical facts and includes historical figures. This tour is recommended for children aged ten years and above, and is ideal for teenagers and all those who remain children at heart!


Worth knowing

Please ensure you arrive 15 minutes before the tour commences
Booking is necessary
Cancellation free of charge 72 hours before schedule activity
tour recommended from the age of 10.

Duration

1h15

Kind

Storytelling tour

Access

Metro D > Vieux-Lyon

Meeting point

Place Saint-Jean, next to the fountain, Lyon 5th

Prices
Single price €12.00
Adult (from 16) €15.00
Child (from 6 to 16) €7.50

The black teeth industry

At the end of the 15th century, Lyon was the third largest printing capital in Europe. “Black teeth” was the name given to the lead letters used in the Gutenberg presses in the workshops on Rue Mercière and along the banks of the Saône.