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Lyon City Greeter

Lyon, France (Terreaux - Bat D'argent)
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Ranked #9 of 52 Activities in Lyon
Type: Tours
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Washington DC
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131 reviews 131 reviews
24 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We had a great day with Jean-Pierre. I truly believe that the best way to see a city is with a local, and Jean-Pierre certainly knows Lyon like the back of his hand. We all felt as though we saw a lot of the city. We never felt rushed to complete the tour in 2 or 3 hours, and Jean-Pierre... More

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Norwood, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

very enjoyable visit, to the old town of Lyon, We visited the cathedral, and roman artifacts museum, and Amphitheatre, overlooking the city , also walked along the river in the old section of this city

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I booked this service only 3 days before my requested date even though I had known that I should've booked AT LEAST 1 week before. But I booked anyway :) An email came right away that said my request was too hurry, but they would try their best to find a volunteer for me. What a nice reply! It was... More

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Melbourne, Australia
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We were in Lyon for a week and heard about this through some other people we met on a tour. I was lucky enough to book a walk on my last day in Lyon. We explored the traboules in the old town early on a Saturday morning. Some were locked at this time but exploring them with noone else around... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Located to the east of the Saone River, this old part of Lyon is very interesting with its hilly part and its signaturetraboule. Traboule is basically alley (most of it is covered) between old apartments building. These traboules were used by people to get to their homes quickly to the river to the river bank. And also by silk merchants... More

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Kapuskasing, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Lyon offers many interesting aspects, but what we found the most interesting was the free service offered by the City of a volunteer who spends a few hours showing points of interests: wall paintings, traboules, markets, history... This can be accessed by the city website and is great.

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Sligo, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014 via mobile

Just returned from Lyon and have to recommend this service that is provided free of charge by volunteers. We had a wonderful lady called Pascaline. She was both knowledgable and courteous and was a mind of information about this beautiful city. We would definitely recommend anyone to use this service.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

I was very fortunate to have Bernard as my Lyon Greeter. This is a free service and Bernard spend at least 3 hours walking around the city and pointing out particular sights. Bernard was very knowledgable and without his expertise I would never have found all the Traboules that are in the city. I can't recommend this service enough!!

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Bribie Island, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

We only had one day in Lyon and had previously organised a Lyon City Greeter tour specifically to see the area of the Silk Weavers. Our guide Jean Pierre was so delightful and his enthusiasm for his city was so refreshing. We saw so much in our few hours than we would have seen in a few days on our... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Just back from Lyon vacations and still in that holidaying mode.. So fanatical was the experience. Lyon is truly an exceptional French city and booking with a agency like crystal for the first time turned out to be an absolute value for money. A visit to Lyon's bars and restaurants was indeed a delight besides the comfy budget hotels in... More

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