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Vieux Lyon

Address: 69005 Lyon, France
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Ranked #8 of 82 Activities in Lyon
Type: Neighborhoods, Sightseeing Tours
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Dining
Owner description: Lyon's historic section is full of old buildings and a traditional...
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Type: Neighborhoods, Sightseeing Tours
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Dining
Owner description: Lyon's historic section is full of old buildings and a traditional old French atmosphere.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities
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Tucson, Arizona
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110 reviews 110 reviews
62 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Lyon is a very beautiful city with lost of history. It is knownn for its silk work in the 1800s.It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will want to visit the Basilica of Fourveie, with beautiful interior where everything is cone in mosaice time, the walls, murals and floor. Perched at the top of a hill you have... More 

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Mukwonago, WI
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59 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This area of Lyon has the narrow streets, old buildings, many restaurants with outside eating, many shops to explore and historic sites to see. The feel is authentic France from many years ago. It is easy to get to via the Metro or walking from the center of Lyon. We stayed in the middle of this area & really enjoyed... More 

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Vieux Lyon has an old world charm and beautiful cobblestone streets with nice old buildings to match. It had three churches and a cathedral at the top of the hill which is accessible by funicular at a very reasonable rate. This is a great place to spend a good chunk of your time in Lyon. We stayed at an apartment... More 

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Lyon, France
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52 reviews 52 reviews
32 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Forget the words tourist trap. Sure there are plenty of restaurants and attractions that cater to visitors here, but unlike the Latin Quarter in Paris, this area has all of the old world charm without the jaded 'tourist trappy' shops and menus that fleece tourists and make you feel cheated. In fact, until relatively recently, this neighborhood was just funky... More 

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Lyon, France
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I was told Lyon was a beautiful city but was not convinced until I saw this. On a boat to the "vieux Lyon" to see many old cathedrals and churches, buildings and lovely structures. A true pleasure to the eye. Vineyards, walks, and many other wonders I have yet to discover :)

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Huntington Woods, Michigan, United States
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18 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Vieux Lyon was almost a slum when I spent my college year abroad here in 1965-66. I remember going to watch a film in a building without central heating where the steps formed a "U" from centuries of people climbing the stairs. Now it is perhaps the main tourist spot (some might say "trap") in Lyon. Overall, those serving tourists... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This is Lyon's most touristic area near town centre and offers not only interesting sight seeing of old streets but also good for people watching as you dine under candle light open air. Must visit this.

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Shanghai, China
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49 reviews 49 reviews
16 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I visited Vieux Lyon in the morning, just after a slight rain. The air was refreshing, and the scene was great. Walking between all these old houses made me feel like walking in a live oil painting. There were a bunch of kids out there on a spring break, shuttling in and out. A kid even walked toward me to... More 

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Lyon, France
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45 reviews 45 reviews
22 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This quarter of Lyon is a definite must-see however you need to set aside at least half a day to enjoy the rich heritage of Vieux Lyon. Walking through the narrow winding streets which are lined with cafés, restaraunts, souvenir shops, patisseries, traboules, boutiques to say the least you will find yourself transported into the past. There is a distinct... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

When you visit Lyon, this is a recommended place to visit because its full of fun and activities. The Rhone river separated the city into old and new town and if you have time, it will be great if you can explore these 2 towns and will find a great contrast among them. The old town, as its name applied,... More 

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