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Lyon: Guided City Sights Pedicab Tour

1. Lyon: Guided City Sights Pedicab Tour

Lyon is a particularly historically rich city and you will discover the magnificent district of Old Lyon through its streets, churches, and traboules (passageways). Your guide will tell you curiosities and about secrets places.  Begin your journey in Bellecour Square. You will see Old Lyon's most famous monuments of Fourvière, Saint-Jean Cathedral, and Pink Tower. Visit the most beautiful spots on the peninsula including Bellecour, Terreaux, Jacobins, and Célestins. Explore the famous painted walls.  Your guide will also reveal some secret locations. Head to a Renaissance district, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover Guignol House and the best panoramic views in the city in Saint Georges District. Journey through some of the 500 traboules in Lyon to the best traditional bouchon cuisine restaurants.

Lyon: Guided tour of Lyon

2. Lyon: Guided tour of Lyon

On this guided tour of Lyon we will see the Town Hall and the Opera, two of the most emblematic buildings of this historic French city. Afterwards we will go to the Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, one of the most important in the country. We will continue touring Lyon until we reach the Saint Nizier church. You will be impressed by its imposing Gothic-style exterior! The next stop will be at the Place de Bellecour, one of the largest rectangular esplanades in Europe. Before reaching this pedestrian square, we will pass by the famous Place des Jacobins, where one of the most photographed fountains in Lyon is located. We will walk along the banks of the Saône River until we enter Old Lyon, where we will contemplate its fascinating medieval architecture. We will visit the Pink Tower and its famous Traboule while the guide reveals the most interesting stories, and then we will admire the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, at the foot of Fouviere Hill. The tour of Lyon will end in front of the cathedral.

Lyon: Old town walking tour in Lyon

3. Lyon: Old town walking tour in Lyon

Discover Old Lyon – the most amazing district in the city. What is the significance of Lyon Cathedral? The city is like a labyrinth made of surprising courtyards and passageways with stupendous gothic staircases or Italian galleries. Your local professional guide will take you to the most interesting places. You will be walking in alleys paved with cobblestones and admire those multi-colored Renaissance facades. You will hear fascinating facts about the city. This tour is especially recommended if you are visiting Lyon for the first time. You will also get to experience the following attractions: - Musée d'Histoire de Lyon - Vieux Lyon - Musée Cinéma et Miniature - Cathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste - Le Coin Vert

Place des Jacobins: Our most recommended tours and activities

Lyon: Guided City Sights Pedicab Tour

Lyon: Guided City Sights Pedicab Tour

Lyon is a particularly historically rich city and you will discover the magnificent district of Old Lyon through its streets, churches, and traboules (passageways). Your guide will tell you curiosities and about secrets places.  Begin your journey in Bellecour Square. You will see Old Lyon's most famous monuments of Fourvière, Saint-Jean Cathedral, and Pink Tower. Visit the most beautiful spots on the peninsula including Bellecour, Terreaux, Jacobins, and Célestins. Explore the famous painted walls.  Your guide will also reveal some secret locations. Head to a Renaissance district, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover Guignol House and the best panoramic views in the city in Saint Georges District. Journey through some of the 500 traboules in Lyon to the best traditional bouchon cuisine restaurants.

Lyon: Guided tour of Lyon

Lyon: Guided tour of Lyon

On this guided tour of Lyon we will see the Town Hall and the Opera, two of the most emblematic buildings of this historic French city. Afterwards we will go to the Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, one of the most important in the country. We will continue touring Lyon until we reach the Saint Nizier church. You will be impressed by its imposing Gothic-style exterior! The next stop will be at the Place de Bellecour, one of the largest rectangular esplanades in Europe. Before reaching this pedestrian square, we will pass by the famous Place des Jacobins, where one of the most photographed fountains in Lyon is located. We will walk along the banks of the Saône River until we enter Old Lyon, where we will contemplate its fascinating medieval architecture. We will visit the Pink Tower and its famous Traboule while the guide reveals the most interesting stories, and then we will admire the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, at the foot of Fouviere Hill. The tour of Lyon will end in front of the cathedral.

Lyon: Old town walking tour in Lyon

Lyon: Old town walking tour in Lyon

Discover Old Lyon – the most amazing district in the city. What is the significance of Lyon Cathedral? The city is like a labyrinth made of surprising courtyards and passageways with stupendous gothic staircases or Italian galleries. Your local professional guide will take you to the most interesting places. You will be walking in alleys paved with cobblestones and admire those multi-colored Renaissance facades. You will hear fascinating facts about the city. This tour is especially recommended if you are visiting Lyon for the first time. You will also get to experience the following attractions: - Musée d'Histoire de Lyon - Vieux Lyon - Musée Cinéma et Miniature - Cathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste - Le Coin Vert

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The tour was led by didac. He took the time to understand what my interest was and customised my tour accordingly. The tour was very informative and I thoroughly enjoyed learning abt lyon's history.

Friendly and interesting guide. During the journey, anecdotes that make us want to discover more of the city. And finally, a good place to eat for the vegans that we are!

It was really great. We learned so much. Marc knows the history of Lyon so well. We devour his words. To do again to discover the secret passages!!!

A beautiful discovery of the history of Lyon and these buildings told by Marc, a guide who loves his city and is fascinating.

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