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Lyon City Greeter

Lyon, France (Terreaux - Bat D'argent)
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Ranked #10 of 51 activities in Lyon
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Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Atlanta, GA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Can highly recommend this wonderful service provided by Lyon City Greeters. There were eight ladies staying in Lyon for two nights with only one full day to explore the city. Submitted our request for a walking tour which was filled about one week prior to our arrival. We were notified of our guide's name and location where we were to... More

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Mackay, Australia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
32 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

I organised this from Australia and we were very cautious about what to expect. But we were so happy with the knowledge that Pascaline provided to us. She even went out of her way to help us with alternative arrangements for our onward trip. We loved this service & recommend to anyone visiting Lyon.

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Brasstown, North Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

I am still amazed that this service is absolutely free! I e-mailed our schedule before we left the US. It was the day before our trip that I heard back, but everything was fine! They sent the guide's name, meeting place and her e-mail address, so we were able to contact her directly. She was a teacher, informed and a... More

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