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Address: 69005 Lyon, France
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Dining
Description: Lyon's historic section is full of old buildings and a traditional old...
Lyon's historic section is full of old buildings and a traditional old French atmosphere.
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Fine historic quarter

This is a very pleasant place to walk round, with beautiful old buildings, interesting small shops and a variety of well priced restaurants serving local cuisine. It was busy but... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Knutsford, United Kingdom

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Knutsford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

This is a very pleasant place to walk round, with beautiful old buildings, interesting small shops and a variety of well priced restaurants serving local cuisine. It was busy but not too crowded and had a relaxed feeling. The Cathedral is in this part of town and well worth visiting.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

This is a wonderful area. It's like walking around a fairy tale. The multi-coloured building and the friendly people make it really special.

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Old Colwyn, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Touristy but nice café`s and restaurants lovely architecture and interesting shops and alleyways that's silk workers used.

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Cork, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

This is a strange combination of very old narrow streets with interesting façades and decor –– but with a lot of empty buildings, too. It's a busy part of town -- mostly with visitors. But at the end of the day, apart from walking among the equally bemused thousands, there isn't much to do or much to see! Lots and... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Beautiful narrow cobble stone streets, history on every corner. Statues carved above doorways, secret passageways, Vieux Lyon has you looking down so as not to trip, up and around so as not to miss some piece of history. Great Bouchons Lyonnais in which to taste amazing local cuisine.

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Hobart, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I liked the 6-8 storey building architecture with winding cobblestone streets. They differ in warm pinks, browns, oranges. I recommend planning your walk according to the attractions marked on tourist maps available from the Toursist Information Centre at Bellecour.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The old town is a mix of touristy stores. quaint Cafes and even fine Butcher shops selling meat to the locals. It is a nice way to get in from the sun, and have a bite and pick up some very unusual Tshirts etc

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Monza
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I just loved just walking around and looking at the shops, stopping in the bars and restaurants or listening to the many street musicians. Very lively and definitely worth coming down for a stroll in the evening.

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Sacramento, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Wonderful place to wander, just across the Saone. Excellent restaurants with tables spilling out onto the streets, filled with customers. Especially busy on a Saturday night, make a dinner reservation just to be sure. Some live music if you look carefully. Lots of places to stop for a drink and a chat. Cobblestones are hard on the feet, ladies. Wear... More 

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Bouafle, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Unique old quarters with impressive courtyards and double access staircases,at night you are spoilt for choice for restaurants

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Address: 69005 Lyon, France
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Rhone-Alpes  >  Rhone  >  Lyon

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