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Centered around the 254-meter hill of the same name, the Croix-Rousse district was the heart of Lyon’s 18th-century silk industry, with the influx of workers earning it the nickname ‘the hill that works’, while neighboring Fourvière was dubbed ‘the hill that prays’. The historic district makes a fascinating addition to a walking tour, with its unique traboules - narrow, tunnel-like passageways that served as the setting to the 19th-century silk-workers revolt - snaking between the historic workshops and running down to the riverside. Today, some of the traboules have been restored, most notably the Passage Thiaffait, which is now home to the ‘Village of Creators’ and lined with artist’s galleries, crafts workshops and fashion boutiques.

The lively district retains its village-like atmosphere and is now crammed with bars, restaurants and cafes, many of which offer impressive views along the riverside. Additional highlights include the daily Croix-Rousse Market, the ruins of the Roman Amphitheatre of the Three Gauls, the landmark Gros Caillou (literally, a ‘Big Rock’) and the Croix-Rousse tunnel, a bus, bike and pedestrian route that burrows through the hill and is now the backdrop for a dazzling light and sound show.

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Lyon Croix-Rousse City Tram Tour with Audio Guide

Lyon Croix-Rousse City Tram Tour with Audio Guide

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Explore Lyon’s hillside Croix-Rousse quarter by mini-train rather than foot on this city tram tour. Board the train with its panoramic windows and roof, and trundle through the village-like streets of this one-time silk workers’ district, famous for its boho atmosphere, markets, and wall murals. Admire the traditional townhouses and best-known murals depicting historical local scenes and figures, including the ‘Murs des Canuts,’ and ‘Fresque des Lyonnais.’ Multi-lingual audio guide included.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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Lyon City Historic Neighborhoods Guided Walking Tour (English)

Lyon City Historic Neighborhoods Guided Walking Tour (English)

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10:00 am/English | On this guided walking tour of the historic neighborhoods of Croix-Rousse and Vieux Lyon, you will learn a lot about the culture and history of Lyon. We start on Place des Terreauxwhere you'll see the impressive the Hôtel de Ville and Museum. The Bartholdi Fountain is another highlight. Then we walk through Croix-Rousse, where the silk workers used to work. It is filled with hidden passageways, the Traboules. We will talk about silk enjoy amazing views over the city. From the Roman Amphitheatre, we descend down towards Vieux Lyon, the most famous neighborhood of the city. We will see the Fresque des Lyonnais, an impressive wall painting and Rue Juiverie, with the amazing Gallerie Philibert Delorme. We'll finish in the busy part of Vieux Lyon, right in time for lunch! Tips are greatly appreciated. Our guides spend many hours of personal time increasing their knowledge to provide you with the best experience possible. Typical tip range has been e5-10 per person.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private gourmet tour of Croix-Rousse : Lyon's silk district

Private gourmet tour of Croix-Rousse : Lyon's silk district

Discover the best of the lyonnaise gastronomy while visiting the charming Croix-Rousse district, famous for silk Weaving. Accompanied by your guide, learn all about the unusual history of this authentic district, with its unique atmosphere, like a village in the city. Taste the iconic regional specialties and learn about their secrets. In a fun and convivial atmosphere, this tour off the beaten tracks, is perfect to learn about the history and little anecdotes around the city. Charcuterie, cheese, wine and even chocolate, this tour will delight the gourmet who lives in you.
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  • 3 hours
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Lyon Panoramic City Tour in Minivan - Private Tour - Half Day

Lyon Panoramic City Tour in Minivan - Private Tour - Half Day

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There is so much to see and do in the city of Lyon that your only problem will be finding enough time to see it all! Choose to discover Lyon's quintessence with our private Panoramic Sightseeing Tour. With a local guide, visit Lyon's best monuments in minivan and learn everything about its fascinating history.
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  • 3 hours
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Discover Lyon through its hills

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Discover Lyon through its hills

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I propose to discover the hills of Lyon, known as Fourviere and Croix-Rousse. Both are located near the center of the city and occupy a very important place in the history, culture and identity of the Rhone city.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Along Lyon, guided tour

Along Lyon, guided tour

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Come and discover the history of Lyon from its birth to the first workers' revolts of the 19th century. 20 centuries of a rich and fascinating history, punctuated with anecdotes and little surprises from Lyon!
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Silk Tour in Lyon

Silk Tour in Lyon

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Luxury tour abour silk, major industry in Lyon history. From the Croix-Rousse with its traboules till wokrshops in Vieux-Lyon, you will meet passionate artisans who will show you the Jacquard loom, the bombyx moths, the softness of velvet scarfs ... Many surpriiiiises between chemistry, techniques, history, fashion, zoology, with one of the last Made in France firms.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Lyon Highlights Day Tour with Local Silk Shop & Paul Bocuse Market

Lyon Highlights Day Tour with Local Silk Shop & Paul Bocuse Market

Day Tour of Lyon. See both Lyons famous hills in a day. English Guide.See the most interesting sights of Lyon's Old Town plus Croix Rousse.See the last Lyon Silk Shop producing in Lyon.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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Au fil de Lyon, private day tour

Au fil de Lyon, private day tour

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In complete privacy, come and discover Lyon with a private guide, art historian and heritage restorer. Learn about Lyon from its birth to the first workers' revolts in XIXth century. 20 centuries of a rich and fascinating history, punctuated by anecdotes and small very Lyon surprises!
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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Art and Culture in Lyon with a Local

Art and Culture in Lyon with a Local

This Experience is provided by a private local. Find out the different cultural and artistic characteristics that makes this city unique, and enjoy the buzzing community and city ambience! Whether you are visiting Lyon as a returning tourist who wants to get to know the city a bit better or it is your first time, this Experience is for you! While walking the streets of Lyon and looking at amazing street art or getting to know more about the city’s galleries and museums, you will hear about artists and street-art artists and their connection to Lyon. I will share with you the art and cultural world of my city, where you will see, hear, and experience how colorful and multifaceted Lyon is!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Croix-Rousse can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 10 Croix-Rousse tickets and tours on Viator.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Croix-Rousse costs USD 3.73. Guided Croix-Rousse tours start around USD 3.73 per person. See all 10 Croix-Rousse tickets and tours on Viator.
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