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Lyon Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and Walking Tour

1. Lyon Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and Walking Tour

Get to know Lyon at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour played on your phone. Decipher riddles, interact with the most important attractions of the city, and unlock interesting facts and legends. An ideal outdoor activity for first time visitors, couples, groups, families, and children. Can be used as a great team-building activity. To get started, simply login to your app and start your tour (instructions received via email after booking). Your self-guided tour will include 10 of the most important attractions of the city. At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle that can only be solved if you reach the specific location. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination of the city sightseeing game. As you explore on foot, find clues at each attraction to reveal your next destination. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to uncover a puzzle at the exterior of each attraction and finish the game. Choose to start or pause the tour whenever you want and enjoy seeing the city at your own pace. Learn city information and facts and snap pictures as you go. Start your tour at the Musée des Tissus et des Arts! Visit the world famous Place Bellecour. Take photos on the central Pont Bonaparte and admire the fairytale Saint George Church. The Cathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste will leave you speechless as its unique location next to the river looks like something out of a fairy tale. Learn about the Temple du Change, formerly used for the Lyon Stock Exchange! Fresque des Lyonnais is worth the time and space on your phone's memory, as it is an eye-opener. Lyon rådhus, the most beautiful city hall in the world, will be your next step. The unique Bartholdi Fountain a monumental public fountain awaits you for photos, while the icing on the cake of this unique tour will be the Église Saint-Nizier de Lyon with its captivating architecture.

Lyon: City Segway Tour with a Local Guide

2. Lyon: City Segway Tour with a Local Guide

Meet your guide in the old lyon. After a 15-minute briefing and a training session you’ll head off to experience Lyon by Segway. See the sights of one of France’s most beautiful cities on this tour.  Begin by riding along the Saône River to Bellecour square. This 6-hectare square is the biggest pedestrian square in Europe ! Continue your ride by following the Rhone's banks a wonderful area for bikers and pedestrians. From here you will see beautiful panoramas of the Peninsula. Your guide will tell you about Lyon's history, take photos of you on your Segway and suggest things to see and do later in the day.  Ride into the amazing Tête d'Or Park and its 117 hectares. Enjoy this beautiful park, the biggest in the city, where you will see gardens and the zoo. We will then make our way to the Presqu'île where you will discover the Opera of Lyon and Terreaux square.

Lyon: Parc Tête d'Or Bike Tour

3. Lyon: Parc Tête d'Or Bike Tour

Découvrez les points forts de Lyon lors d'une visite guidée à vélo. Découvrez les charmes de son centre historique et ses joyaux naturels en faisant du vélo. Tout d'abord, participez à un briefing de 15 minutes sur le vélo pour vous assurer que vous êtes en sécurité et à l'aise pendant la visite et remplissez un formulaire de location. Partez ensuite à l'assaut de la ville de Lyon aux côtés de votre guide, qui vous expliquera tout de l'histoire et de la culture de la ville lumière. Commencez par vous rendre en presqu'île pour admirer l'Opéra, l'Hôtel de Ville et la place des Terreaux. Profitez de la balade le long des berges du Rhône jusqu'au Parc de la Tête d'Or. Votre guide vous parlera de l'histoire de ce beau parc, surnommé le poumon vert de Lyon. Profitez de tout ce que la nature a à offrir en observant depuis votre vélo la serre de plantes exotiques, quelques animaux du zoo (notamment des girafes) et le lac. Pendant cette balade à vélo, vous passerez également par le tunnel mode doux qui traverse entièrement la colline de la Croix -Rousse, Au retour, poursuivez vos découvertes en longeant les rives de Saône qui vous conduiront au Vieux-Lyon, inscrit au patrimoine mondial de l'UNESCO.

Historical and naughty tour of Lyon in french

4. Historical and naughty tour of Lyon in french

This stroll along the peninsula, from Place des Terreaux to the Grand Hôtel-Dieu, will take you to the heart of the sensual history of the Lyonnais of yesteryear. You will discover the notorious debaucheries that marked local history, the positions authorized by doctors in the 16th century as well as the medical recommendations of the 19th century concerning masturbation. Some famous people like Casanova will come and tell you about their exploits in Lyon. Of course, your actor-guide (not in costume but nevertheless dressed) will not fail to give you the hottest addresses in Lyon... during the Renaissance! This fun, historical and naughty walk will not fail to amaze and excite you. Warning : Visit with explicit content, reserved for adults who know how to remain in control of their emotions.

Lyon: City Highlights Segway Tour

5. Lyon: City Highlights Segway Tour

Discover the streets of Lyon in a fun way on this guided Segway tour. Feel confident while you drive with the included safety briefing and tutorial session before the tour. Uncover the charm of the Old Town and be refreshed on a ride through Tête d'Or Park. Meet your guide at a centrally-located point in the Old Town (Vieux-Lyon) and learn how to drive a Segway before heading off on your riding adventure. Cross thorugh the red Bellecour Square, the city's main square. Zip along at high speeds on the banks of the slow-flowing Rhône river. Take in sweeping views of Lyon as your hair blows in the wind. Admire views of the old Hospital (Grand Hôtel-Dieu), the Basilica Notre Dame de Fourvière, and Croix-Rousse. After a few moments arrive in Tête d'Or Park's verdant oasis. Visit the botanical garden, see a part of the zoo, and go for a stroll along the lake before ending the tour with a stop in Terreaux Square to see its 19th century Fontaine Bartholdi fountain.

Lyon: Street Food Tour

6. Lyon: Street Food Tour

Discover Lyon in urban mode We take you on a journey to explore Lyon by combining street food and street art! A very gourmet itinerary where you will find iconic products, Lyonnais houses and passionate local partners. A walking itinerary that will take you from the bottom of the Croix Rousse slopes to the heart of Unesco district. Prepare your stomach, forget your diet! Prepare your stomach, forget your diet and go on this 3-hour tour which will allow you to discover 5 of the best street food addresses in Lyon. On the menu: 4 savoury breaks; 1 sweet break. The whole thing is sprinkled with anecdotes as we have the secret to combine cultural moment and belly-breaking. For this new visit, we keep our recipe with quality "home-made" products to offer you an genuine local experience!

Lyon: City Exploration Game and Tour

7. Lyon: City Exploration Game and Tour

Combine the excitement of a sightseeing city tour with a game fun on this self-guided smartphone walking tour in Lyon. Find attractions easily with the app's navigation function. Download the app and start the game by going to the first location. Use observation, logic, imagination, and teamwork to solve the riddle at each location, the riddles are always hard. Pause the app at any point if you want to take a break, stop for coffee, or spend some more time visiting one of the sights. Play the game at your own pace. Start your tour at the Musée des Tissus et des Arts! Visit the world famous Place Bellecour. Take photos on the central Pont Bonaparte and admire the fairytale Saint George Church. The Cathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste will leave you speechless as its unique location next to the river looks like something out of a fairy tale. Learn about the Temple du Change, formerly used for the Lyon Stock Exchange! Fresque des Lyonnais is worth the time and space on your phone's memory, as it is an eye-opener. Lyon rådhus, the most beautiful city hall in the world, will be your next step. The unique Bartholdi Fountain a monumental public fountain awaits you for photos, while the icing on the cake of this unique tour will be the Église Saint-Nizier de Lyon with its captivating architecture.

Lyon: First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour

8. Lyon: First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour

Walk through a beautiful route of the city, discover hidden gems and visit 10+ of the most important attractions and spots. Learn some introductory information about each place and interesting stories about the city in general. Download the ‘World City Trail ‘app from the store and login. Read the instructions and head to the starting location. Unlock photos of the exterior and the interior of the location. Read some information regarding the attraction and continue walking to the next checkpoint. Note what you liked and did not like and create your bucket list for the next days! Start your walk any time, without a schedule. Pause it for lunch, have a drink, visit an attraction of your choice, and continue later or even another day. With the maps feature, you will never get lost. Start your tour at the Musée des Tissus et des Arts! Visit the world famous Place Bellecour. Take photos on the central Pont Bonaparte and admire the fairytale Saint George Church. The Cathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste will leave you speechless as its unique location next to the river looks like something out of a fairy tale. Learn about the Temple du Change, formerly used for the Lyon Stock Exchange! Fresque des Lyonnais is worth the time and space on your phone's memory, as it is an eye-opener. Lyon rådhus, the most beautiful city hall in the world, will be your next step. The unique Bartholdi Fountain a monumental public fountain awaits you for photos, while the icing on the cake of this unique tour will be the Église Saint-Nizier de Lyon with its captivating architecture. Download the ‘’World City Trail ‘’ app from the store. Then start your tour and enjoy!

Lyon : Discovery of the Tête d'Or Park by bike

9. Lyon : Discovery of the Tête d'Or Park by bike

Explore the city thanks to our bike tour. While riding your bike, let's stop to discover the highlights of Lyon. Start your experience in the Old Town (Vieux-Lyon) and meet your passionate guide. Then, let's go exploring the beautiful city of Lyon. Glide through the beautiful streets of the Peninsula, stroll on the banks along the rivers Rhône and Saône. Discover landmarks such as Bellecour Square, Terreaux Square and Tête d'Or Park. Come with us and let's enjoy this bike tour !

Lyon: Private Guided Walking Tour

10. Lyon: Private Guided Walking Tour

Welcome to Lyon, the second-largest city in France. The city is situated near the confluence of the rivers Rhône and Saône. Home to several UNESCO world heritage sites with 2000 years of history. With a big Renaissance-styled old town, Roman ruins, historic industrial districts, and the Place Des Terreaux, the city has a lot to offer. Get ready to experience the best of Lyon, a walk around the city where you'll see and learn about Renaissance architecture, discover the narrow “traboules” - delightful Renaissance passageways -, and hear some interesting facts and stories from your local guide.

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What people are saying about Place des Terreaux

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GREAT! We were Pierre's only people on the tour. When he discovered we were really interested in street art, he elaborated on some really cool pieces. We so appreciated the insight. Pierre covered so many topics about Lyon and answered our many questions. Our three day stay was just not enough and he enabled us to better appreciate the city and culture. Then, there was the food! I thoroughly enjoyed the "street food", but it was from great restaurants. Most of all the explanation of its evolution was fascinating. We had a great time and so appreciate the extra time Pierre gave to us. Do not hesitate....take the tour and hope for Pierre.

Very interesting and had a good laugh and enjoyment. The guide is a very good actress and immersed us in life over the centuries. In addition, she made the visit so that we were sheltered from the showers. Well done!

Carolina was an amazing guide with fantastic local knowledge about Lyon. She opened the city up for us. The food and street art was great and her recommendations were spot on. Thoroughly recommend it.

The tour was very interesting and had good information about the sights. Our guide was friendly and very nice. Thank you very much for the great trip.

Very friendly and original visit, the guide is top notch!