Best of Lyons
This original itinerary through the historic neighbourhoods of Lyons, from Bellecour square to Terreaux Square without missing Fourvière and the Old Lyons, will reveal the best of Lyons in an half day.
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- A cultural and gourmet itinerary
- An original walk through the heart of the city
- A complete insight into the highlights of Lyons
The guided tour starts on the Bellecour square where we will meet. Departing from the square before crossing the bridge to join the bottom of the hill. Thanks to the legendary “ficelle”, the famous cable-car, you will rich the top of the hill in order to discover the unusual architecture of the basilica and also appreciate the fantastic overview on the city.
Come back to the Old town thanks to the same cable car, to the St John’s square, the oldest square in Lyons, you will enter the historic neighbourhood in order to discover all the charms of its Renaissance architecture. Our guide will show you its courtyards and “traboules”. These typical sheltered passageways enter the medieval structures in order to reveal all their splendours.
The first gourmet stopover at one of the top cake shops in the city will offer you the chance to savour a delicious praline speciality and discover the secrets of how it is made.
After crossing the Saône, we will also pass through Place des Terreaux. Between the Town Hall and Palais Saint Pierre, which houses the Museum of Fine Arts, you will be able to admire the city’s architecture.
Our walk in the Presqu’ile then continues to the Atelier de Soierie. A guided tour will present the techniques of printing and hand-painting on silk, traditions cultivated in Lyons since the time of the “canuts” silk workers.
- All-inclusive package, guided tour, entry to the silk workshop, cable car tickets and tastings