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Vieux Lyon

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Address: , 69005 Lyon, France
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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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The genuine charm of the gastronomic capital of France

Lyon is a charming city with a calm and friendly atmosphere and as a tourist I was feeling very comfortable to "get lost" in the old town, discovering small streets with beautiful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

Lyon is a charming city with a calm and friendly atmosphere and as a tourist I was feeling very comfortable to "get lost" in the old town, discovering small streets with beautiful buildings and nice bars and local restaurants, called "bouchons".

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Edinburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

If you're in Lyon this is a must. Wander round the artisan shops, nooks and crannies. There are loads of bars or bouchons to stop at and have a pitstop.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Really pleasant to potter about and browse the shops. Fairly compact, very easy parking nearby and a good choice of traditional restaurants for meals and snacks.

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brugge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

A guided tour by a qualified guide adds a lot value to your stay in Lyon. You get explained how the city did grow little by little and how important it became! Spectacular are the small streets made in the houses to go from one latteral street to another one.

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St. Paul's Bay, Malta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

a beautiful. quaint place. we loved just walking around and discovering the secret tunnels through the quarters that joined one street to the other. the cobbled streets, the restaurants, the ice cream parlours, the bridges, the history, the friendly people.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Don't miss this side of Lyon. Hilly areas but main site is flat. Have a good map because you could get lost and not realise.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

A lovely old city within Lyon itself. Easy to get to on foot, by subway or on the buses Vieux Lyon is well worth a day trip... beautiful basilica on the top of the hill with the most amazing mosaics and frescoes. Access by the funicular railway or walking up a steep hill! The cathedral in the town square is... More 

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Lovely buildings but can get very crowded in narrow streets - lots of gift shops and restaurants. Didn't look for 'traboules' in particular.

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Tauranga
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed wandering around the old town of Lyon, the little alleyways & streets. You can find old doors that open into the alleyways & connect through to another street. I wished we had actually stayed in this part of Lyon. Cute little restaurants abound.

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Macau Region, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Not to be missed nice place to visit do not missed the Traboule and of course a meal in one of the "bouchon de lyon " serving specialty from the region , the regional wines from the carafe is generally good every where as well

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