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Vieux Lyon

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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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Atmospheric, some of the buildings are gems

Cobbled streets that snake up the hill and are lined with some interesting shops and appetising restaurants and cafés.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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Geneva, Switzerland
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Geneva, Switzerland
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79 reviews 79 reviews
26 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Cobbled streets that snake up the hill and are lined with some interesting shops and appetising restaurants and cafés.

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Geelong, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Vieille Ville in Lyon is the big “Must Do” thing for tourists. « Le Vieux Lyon est le quartier médiéval et Renaissance de Lyon. C'est l'un des quartiers les plus vastes concernant cette période médiévale et Renaissance (avec Venise ) qui est encore resté intact jusqu'à nos jours. » Frankly! Unimpressed. Perhaps tolerable in the Middle Ages just after the... More 

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Colorado
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125 reviews 125 reviews
35 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I was saddened to read certain parts of this beautiful & vibrant section of Lyon was destroyed in WW2. You could have fooled me. Today it is bristling with life. Everywhere you look you see people from all over the world eating, shopping, sightseeing, or just strolling about. A few things you don't want to miss would be the Roman... More 

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Lyon, France
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57 reviews 57 reviews
13 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I live just outside Lyon and we never miss bringing visitors from abroad to St Jean for a stroll, to see the cathedra, the old streets and the traboules. And to sample the cuisine in a real lyonais bouchon (old-style lyonnais retaurant).

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Beynost, France
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I used to live there when I was a student... Now, sooo many years later the district has not lost any of its power : first rate historical buildings (acknowledged by UNESCO ) and a wide range of museums bars restaurants etc... Walking through the streets at night will take you back to the Renaissance or even the Middle ages... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

A great area at the old town of Lyon where u can discover all the old shops and lots of nice things to carry with you.

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Brussels, Belgium
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

It is nice to stroll along the streets of the old town and discovering all the old and small shops there are.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

A nice Lyon neighborhood. Some nice restaurants, bits of history. The graffiti is an art style all it's own.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

A great place, a lot of character. Loved the "vin chaud". There is a lot of tradtional places and locations where we can enjoy a nice time with friends. Close to the basilique saint jean which need to be visited absolutely.

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Barcelona, Spain
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

It is a place where one keeps walking around and around. Plenty of things to see, unique shops to visit, time flies...

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