Free Tour Lyon
Free Tour Lyon
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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On our free tours, your local guide will show you all the highlights of the lovely city of Lyon. During our tours, you will learn about the history of the city, but also about the food, the local culture and legends. We will explain you where the best 'Bouchon' are, take you through hidden passegeways called 'traboules' and show you all the hidden courtyards and charming pieces of architecture. After our tours, you will have a good impression of the city. We love to give recommendations for the rest of your stay. Lyon is an amazing city with stuff to do for everybody. There are some great museums, parks, shops, churches, bars, markets and restaurants. We will point you in the right direction! We have two tours: the Vieux Lyon tour and the City tour. Both are great! Check our website to reserve or to find the meeting points.
Lyon, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France

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Emily L
1 contribution
Nov 2022
Paul was friendly, knowledgeable, and passionate about sharing his love for Lyon. I thoroughly enjoyed all he shared and felt like I knew the old town part of Lyon better after this tour.
Written December 8, 2022
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Howie A
1 contribution
Dec 2022
Paul was a fantastic guide. My son and I very much enjoyed the tour, Paul's command of Lyon's deep history, and recommendations for enjoying the city.
Written December 7, 2022
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Nicole T
Ottawa, Canada7 contributions
Nov 2022 • Solo
Paul was great! Really enjoyed the tour. We met at the fountain in front of the church in the old Lyon. From the get-go, he asked everyone where they were from, gave a bit of his history with the city even though he’s not a native of Lyon. We went around in the old Lyon through the Traboules (very interesting) and got some pointers on restaurants and bakery that were good places to eat. After the tour he was available to provide even more information/ tips.
I highly recommend his tour👍.
Written December 6, 2022
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Mario Ping C
Toronto, Canada65 contributions
Nov 2022
My partner and I did the tour of Vieux Lyon on Monday November 28th. Paul is one of the best out there. I don't say this lightly because we have done similar walking tours in Paris (multiple ones), Copenhagen, Lisbon,... Paul is efficient and knowledgeable. Rain was constant during our 2-hour tour. Paul was able to adjust a little bit to minimise us standing out in the rain. Paul also told fascinating stories about Lyon's history, culture and trivial tidbits. It really made the tour unique and entertaining. If we had time, we would have joined his other tour: the City tour.
In addition, after you booked with Paul, he sent you 2 emails. One was the confirmation of the tour and the other was his several written guides to Lyon. They were all well written. I followed some of his suggestions and found some amazing hidden gems and really amazing restaurants.
Most importantly, Paul really showed his enthusiasm for the city. My partner and I were so happy that we joined the tour. It was 2 hours well spent. Thank you Paul.
(side note: we also met 2 other travellers during the tour. They are from Florence, Italy. It was nice to meet other travellers from all over the world. Very nice pleasant people.)
Written December 2, 2022
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jmtravel2016
Markham, Canada7 contributions
Nov 2022
Paul’s tour was very informative and gave us a good over view of the historical sites. His English was very good
Written December 2, 2022
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Olof N
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Oct 2022 • Family
Croix Rousse. Excellent, very good guide. Recommended. Paul talks about Lyons history, politics and food.
Written November 30, 2022
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MinaCr
2 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
We had a wonderful 2 hours with Paul! He explained a variety of different things of Lyon, from its history to cuisines with full of humor.
More than anything, it was great that we could feel his passion and love for this city throughout his guide! I am sure that this made the tour even more enjoyable.
We strongly recommend to join his tour and we are sure that you will be able to enjoy being in this ancient city much more!
Written November 29, 2022
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TheVastMachine
Tokyo, Japan86 contributions
Oct 2022
Right balance of history and fun, even with maybe 30 people on the tour. Luckily Paul towers over everyone else so you won't have any trouble seeing or hearing him! Secret passages were a blast, walking was quite easy
Written November 29, 2022
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Neil D
4 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
Paul is engaging, knowledgeable, funny and the entire tour was enjoyable and a great learning experience. He provided more than just history and architectural and other details about Lyon, but also tips on restaurants, museums, gardens and other great places to see and things to do. We learned a bit about silk and the silk trade of Lyon, the hidden passages, major buildings and of course, food. The cost of the tour even through trip advisor was negligible and well worth it, plus a tip at the end. We learned of the tour from another couple that had taken it just a few weeks earlier, and we felt as they did - beyond worth the “price”.
Written November 27, 2022
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Ellen
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This was a fabulous tour. We saw neighborhoods we would not have otherwise seen. We learned so much about the history of this beautiful city. The secret passageways were amazing.
Written November 26, 2022
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