Vieux Lyon

Vieux Lyon: Address, Vieux Lyon Reviews: 4.5/5

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Lyon's historic section is full of old buildings and a traditional old French atmosphere.
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The area
Neighborhood: Vieux Lyon - Quarantaine
How to get there
  • Vieux Lyon - Cathédrale St.Jean • 4 min walk
  • Cordeliers • 9 min walk
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MrHappyMr
Le Touquet – Paris-Plage, France2 contributions
I stay in there for three weeks
Nov 2020
To be honest with you I feel in love with this city, especially old Lyon, it's an amazing place, full of history and nice views, just don't forget to be ready to climb stairs and bring some water with you, I m sure you will like your tour in this old city.
Written January 21, 2021
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fiamma11
Vienna, VA3,378 contributions
Gorgeous Gastronomic Lyon
Feb 2020
Oh my goodness, just go. Vieux Lyon is worthy of a trip alone. So is the gastronomy. So is so much more. Position yourself in this old city and drink up the wonderful vibe. I had no idea that I would fall in love with Lyon. An UNESCO site to boot.
Written January 3, 2021
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The Weak Knee Traveler
Singapore, Singapore11,772 contributions
Great for a Walk
Jan 2020 • Solo
Loved the historical buildings in the old town. Great for a walk with lots of photo opportunities. There were lots of restaurants too.
Written December 26, 2020
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Charles B
Toronto, Canada41 contributions
Wonderful walking city!
Jan 2020
We visited Lyon in Many 2019 when we were researching our upcoming book "Flavour with Benefits: France".

Take a walk through Vieux (Old) Lyon! So many beautiful bridges, quaint streets, great exercise and you'll build up a terrific appetite for the famous cuisine of the city.
Written December 8, 2020
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Hooray H
London, UK2,255 contributions
A Step back in History
Aug 2020
This is really wonderful. Very well renovated & maintained, clean & charming. Easy to loose yourself while you admire the beautiful architecture, especially of the old doors.
Lots of restaurants & cafes & touristy shops but difficult to work out which are not commercial, if any.
The problem was people were not keeping their distance, especially on a busy Saturday night when there was a European Cup Football match on too.
So we wondered off to the quieter areas.
Written December 8, 2020
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Cocorico
United Kingdom5 contributions
Very good
Oct 2020
We had taken a nice walk in old Lyon, it has nothing to do with modern Lyon that we already knew well, a lot of charm and authenticity
Written November 8, 2020
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Marina Z
Lyon, France226 contributions
Worth the visit 👌
Oct 2020 • Friends
It’s a great place to visit, even when living here. As Lyon is a very old city there Is a lot of history. If you are visiting old Lyon for thé history, walking on the cobble stone streets admiring the architecture or visiting the boutiques or one of the many restaurants, it is a worthwhile visit, guaranteed .
Written October 30, 2020
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Viktor B
London, UK265 contributions
The area to see in Lyon
Mar 2020 • Couples
Beutiful and quiet, brilliant place for a walk, photos and food. Must see the area when visiting Lyon, and good luck chosing from the hundreds of fantastic place to eat and drink.
Written August 15, 2020
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Saber
London, UK71 contributions
Who needs Paris when you have Lyon
Mar 2020
Who needs Paris when Lyon is so much more interesting and accessible. Visited the oldest toy store and bought cute handmade toys, ate a typical lyonaise dish, very rich and washed with a glass of local white. Bought loads of French pharmacy cosmetics, some Aesop and just wandered around and marvelled at the sights.
Written August 4, 2020
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia26,492 contributions
Wonderful Lyon
Aug 2019
This is perhaps the most interesting part of Lyon. It is a lovely area of the city to wander around, sit at a cafe and just enjoy a relaxing time. There are beautiful old buildings, narrow streets, the peaceful river, cafes and restaurants and shops to spend time in.
Written July 24, 2020
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