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Address: 69005, Lyon, France
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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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a walk through history

One cannot going to Lyon without spending time and having a long walk in the Old Lyon... some buildings are 500 years old and the architecture is breath taking... it is not too... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Ambilly, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

One cannot going to Lyon without spending time and having a long walk in the Old Lyon... some buildings are 500 years old and the architecture is breath taking... it is not too big though and even if one doesnot have a lot of time one can have a gesture of it quickly.

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Placitas, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Vieux Lyon is a UNESCO World heritage site because it contains one of world’s largest renaissance neighborhoods - second only to Venice. With cobbled streets that run parallel to the river, secret passageways called traboules run through renaissance houses. Many a WWII resistance fighter was kept safe in these secreted areas, where strategic meeting took place safe from the prying... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We wandered the streets and Traviules for about two hours and had a great traditional bouchon lunch. The shops were nice and you felt safe everywhere you went.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

the old part of Lyon provides interesting walks for 1/2 day. There are a lot of narrow streets, old buildings, churches, etc.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Vieux Lyon is a great walking experince with it small, cobblestone streets and friendlt shops/restaurants & bars. It is a joy to explore and yet oyu are close to the modern city (just across the river) or a quick funicular rde up to the Basilique Notre Dame a Fourviere.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

easy walking through the cobble streets. lots of little shops and friendly shopkeepers. charming old town.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful troubadour, bricks are full of the historic of Lyon ! If you get adventurous in those surrounded little street, you can get some surprises ;) The Lyonnais Camden Town, but without the market

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Lyon, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Vieux Lyon is the oldest district in the city and is full of life and culture. Dating from the Renaissance period, it is full of lovely traditional Bouchons, churches, bars and cafés. It is magnificent when the district is lit up at the nighttime and I highly recommend that you sit by the river Saône and have an apéro.

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Lyon, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I usually go there with my boyfriend and we always have a great time! There are a lot of cafes and 'bouchons' (traditional restaurants in Lyon in which you can eat tripes). When coming from the subway station Vieux Lyon, go to the place on your left. There is the Cathédrale Saint Jean. You can go inside, it's really worth... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic aera down town Lyon ! some attractions with various place and "Traboule".If you will go to visit Lyon, you need to vist a "Traboule", local specificity !

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