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Croix-Rousse Guided Walking Tour

by Lyon Tourism
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Highlights

Historical walking tour of the Croix-Rousse silk district

Fascinating account of Lyon’s position as silk trade center

Intricate & formerly bustling traboule passageways

Viewing Ancient Theatre of Fouvière & City Hall

Printing workshop to see art of silk-making firsthand

Highlights

Historical walking tour of the Croix-Rousse silk district

Fascinating account of Lyon’s position as silk trade center

Intricate & formerly bustling traboule passageways

Viewing Ancient Theatre of Fouvière & City Hall

Printing workshop to see art of silk-making firsthand

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Croix-Rousse Guided Walking Tour

Activity Location

Croix-Rousse

Lyon

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Place de la Croix-Rousse

    Lyon


Description

The Croix-Rousse is the famous district of Lyon where silk workers, known as Canuts, worked and lived. On this fascinating walking tour, explore the unique traboules (passageways) used by the Canuts and other merchants to transport their silk products while being sheltered from inclement weather.

This 2-hour guided walking tour of historic Lyon will take you through traboules as you wind down Croix-Rousse to the city’s famous silk-weaving district. History is all around you on the bustling slopes of the Croix-Rousse. You venture past the Ancient Theatre of Fouvière, a Gallo-Roman amphitheater where the earliest Christians died as martyrs, and past the impressive City Hall and Fine Arts Museum.

Learn about the history of Lyon as the center of Europe’s silk trade throughout the 16th and 17th centuries. Visit a silk-printing workshop to learn about the art of silk-making, and where silk printers demonstrate traditional methods of creating intricate pieces from this fine fabric.


Inclusions

  • Guided walking tour of Croix-Rousse district

  • Admission to silk-printing workshop


Exclusions

  • Meals and beverages not listed as inclusions


Know Before You Book

  • Children 3 and younger are complimentary.

  • Check-in is 10 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.


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