La Longue Traboule: Our most recommended tours and activities

Lyon: Private Walking Tour of Lyon's Traboules

Lyon: Private Walking Tour of Lyon's Traboules

Make your way to the meeting point and join your local guide on a walking tour through the largest Renaissance district in Lyon, Vieux Lyon. As you explore, learn about the city's rich history, from the silk trade to French Resistance meetings during the Second World War. Discover lesser-known passageways and uncover hidden gems from renaissance time with the help of your knowledgeable guide, a true local who has lived in this neighborhood for more than 25 years. As you walk, hear interesting stories and learn more about the neighborhood and the people who live here. Leave your tour with a deeper understanding of Lyon's complicated past and the role that the city's labyrinth of corridors played in it.

Lyon: Old Lyon Smartphone Audio-Guided Walking Tour

Lyon: Old Lyon Smartphone Audio-Guided Walking Tour

Discover the incredible story behind the scenes of the Vieux Lyon. An innovative guided tour experience that starts whenever you want, alone or with others. Rewind to the times of the great fairs that helped create the reputation of the city and relive the history of the influential Lyonnaise and Italian families. A short stop at a terrace or a shop, a small craving? Resume the visit when you want, right where you paused. Impossible to get lost. The guide provides clear audio directions and a map indicates clear directions to follow in real time. And if you take a wrong turn, the integrated geo-localization feature will get you back on track in no time. Customize your itinerary as you wish, relax and enjoy a fun and entertaining tour of Vieux Lyon, at your own pace. The tour starts and ends in the Saint Paul neighborhood.

Storytelling tour of the Vieux-Lyon in French

Storytelling tour of the Vieux-Lyon in French

Discover the Vieux-Lyon district during the Renaissance, the golden age of printing. Your guide will become a storyteller and will immerse you in the adventures of Catherine, a woman printer. From the bustle of its print shop to the dark taverns, from the construction of the sets for the royal entrance to the parade welcoming the king, you will feel like you are living in that era. You will follow in Catherine's story, in the footsteps of an unscrupulous competing printer. Will she manage to save her printing press and her sons from her grip? This narrated tour brings the buildings of this UNESCO-listed Renaissance district to life and the traboules through which you wander. Immersed in the tale, you will see the adventures of the characters unfold right before your eyes! This fictional story is based on a real historical context. You will discover the world of Lyon printing in the 16th century and the Old Lyon district. With suspense and emotion!

Lyon: escape game in the Vieux Lyon

Lyon: escape game in the Vieux Lyon

The Vieux-Lyon escape game is funny and full of unusual discoveries. It's an escape game that is cultural, since you will learn lots of things about the Vieux-Lyon, and also fun, because there are well-crafted puzzles and an original code to crack. The escape game lasts 2 hours, there are 15 stages in the most beautiful places in the Vieux Lyon (Saint John's cathedral, archeological garden, the traboules...). At each stage there is a riddle to solve in order to get a letter of the mystery sentence. When in the end you find the sentence, you win, and receive a real gift from Lyon! The activity is very unifying, it is designed to allow participants to have a good time together, laughing and searching (and finding!) together. It's also a great activity to do as a family because there are children's and adult versions of the game. The costumed game masters lead the game, help and share knowledge and anecdotes about Lyon heritage. They also take professional photos to send you for free. The meeting point with the game master (wearing a green cape) is at 3 rue des Estrées, 69005 Lyon.

Lyon: City Exploration Game and Tour on your Phone

Lyon: City Exploration Game and Tour on your Phone

You’re looking for a fun way to explore the city at your own pace? Then, this city-exploration game is made for you! You’ll entertain all your group with interesting questions, while still teaching them fun facts about the city. Your mission (should you choose to accept it): Jackson Wilde, the famous city-explorer, needs your help… Help him solve quizzes to gather as many points as possible. With this activity, you will be guided through the following locations: 1. Fresque des Lyonnais 2. Place des Terreaux 3. Opera 4. Palais de la Bourse 5. Jacobins Fountain 6. Courthouse Footbridge 7. Cathedral 8. Longue Traboule 9. Ancient Theatre 10. Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière Download the app on Android or iOS (or access it directly through your browser) to get access to a fun mission, multiple quizzes, as well as city guides about each monument. So, are you ready to explore Lyon?

Theatrical visit from Fourvière to Vieux-Lyon in French

Theatrical visit from Fourvière to Vieux-Lyon in French

This theatrical visit will allow you to discover or re-discover the great moments in the history of Lyon. Your guide, a professional actor (not in costume) will take you for a stroll through the UNESCO center of Lyon: from Fourvière hill to Saint-Jean cathedral, passing by the Fourvière panorama and the famous traboules. You will be dazzled by the mosaics of the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière. The breathtaking view of the city will captivate you. Then you will descend into Old Lyon via the pretty Rosaire garden to finally discover the unique charm of the traboules. During this dramatized walk, you will meet guest stars: the founder of the ancient city Lucius Munatius Plancus, or the most famous Lyonnais from all over the world: Guignol! This theatrical visit will tell you about Lyon in a fun and unusual way. The great stories and legends of Lyon will no longer have any secrets for you.

Old Lyon Walking In App Audio Tour

Old Lyon Walking In App Audio Tour

Have you ever envisioned stepping back in time? Now, that dream can become a reality in Lyon Embark on a journey through the most splendid historical sites of old Lyon. Your first stop will be the Cathedral of Saint-Jean, a structure that commenced in a Norman or Romanesque style and concluded in the grandeur of Gothic architecture. If you enjoy capturing moments, seize the opportunity to photograph the most iconic facade in Vieux Lyon—the Lawyers House, ranking among the top 10 most Instagrammable places in the entire city Continue your exploration at the Place du Government, not only one of Lyon's most exquisite locations but also the residence of the influential Lyonnais family, the Neuville de Villeroy, who held sway over the city for an extended period. Your journey unfolds at the bustling Place du Change, a vibrant square adorned with renowned restaurants and silk shops (remember, Lyon is the city of silk!). Don't miss the captivating Maison du Chamarier, an exceptional example of the transition between Gothic and early Renaissance architecture. Throughout the tour, navigate through a labyrinth of cobblestoned alleyways and concealed passages known as "les traboules," connecting houses through courtyards without traversing the streets. Dating back to the Renaissance, these passages evoke the charm of Roman patios. Intrigued? Prepare yourself for a captivating journey through time HOW IS THE TOUR GOING — Stay flexible: [join the tour whenever you want and] explore the sights as long as you like. — Enjoy the tour even offline: all audio tours are tested for high quality and easy navigation.

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What people are saying about La Longue Traboule

Overall rating

4.0
(22 reviews)

It was worth it to wake up early to go for the walking tour. Our guide was absolutely fantastic. Great attention to detail, knowledgeable and informative, and a great sense of humor. It made me feel more appreciative of the history of Lyon and more connected to the city overall. Highly recommended.

This tour was fascinating, we actually booked by accident thinking it was an old city tour. We were really happy to have experienced it and learned all about these fascinating traboules! The history and city information provided was entertaining and extremely interesting - highly recommend 😊

Yann was an excellent tour guide who kept us engaged with his excellent knowledge of the history, stories and lore of Lyon through his storytelling. Highly recommend!!

guide was very knowledgeable and personalble. the tour was very well paced but covered an incredible amount in the time. learned a lot and really enjoyed the guide

Yan was funny, well informed, great with kids, and overall very entertaining. We loved our traboule tour with him and learned so much! Definitely recommend!