Enthralling guided tour through Lyon’s historic Old Town
One of UNESCO’s largest listed World Heritage Sites
Unique area of Gothic & Renaissance architecture
Gothic cathedral with 14th-century astronomical clock
Narrow cobbled lanes & storied covered passageways
About this activity
What's included, what's not
Guided walking tour of Old Town
What you can expect
Discover fascinating Vieux Lyon (Lyon Old Town) and marvel at one of UNESCO’s largest World Heritage treasures. Along with your experienced local guide, stroll through the city’s paved alleyways and learn about the secretive history of the traboules (passageways) used in the silk industry.
Starting out from the heart of the Renaissance District, begin your fascinating walk through the neighborhoods that comprise Vieux Lyon, including the stunning gothic façade of the city’s cathedral. Venture inside this huge church and look for the famous astronomical clock that is housed within its mighty walls.
Explore farther down the charming, narrow lanes and uncover the secrets of the traboules, covered passageways that were once used as ways to transport silk goods during Lyon’s reign as the center of Europe’s silk trade. Marvel at the serene inner courtyards, galleries, and spiral staircases of this captivating city.