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Vieux Lyon

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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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Traboule, Secret Passages

This oldest area of Lyon certainly is beautiful with its cobblestone and architectural buildings. But among the many apartments buildings there are few Traboule (secret passages... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This oldest area of Lyon certainly is beautiful with its cobblestone and architectural buildings. But among the many apartments buildings there are few Traboule (secret passages) through some of the apartment building - it was created to allow residents quicker access to the water from the river. We went into a few of them. They are all well maintained and... More 

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've been there when I was first arrived in France. I was very impressed by the long road made of rocks, like the roads medieval. The ancient town was luminous at night. I am looking forward to be there again.

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Lyon, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It is a beautiful place with an old architecture, the restaurants are famous and good tasting, the local people are friendly ...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Vieux Lyon is the oldest part of the city, where you can find many many typical restaurants or "bouchons" where you must eat. You can wander around the little streets looking for a place to eat, or just take an ice cream, some candies or hot wine.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This a beautiful part of Lyon to visit. The old town has so much character and the shooed and alley ways meander around all interesting and different. Be careful where you select to eat it is a tourist trap and the scouts put the front of restaurants try very hard to pursway you to eat at their restaurant.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved visiting Old Lyon. It's stunning; so much history too. We spent 3 hours there, walking around and checking out stores. Museum of Lyon is there as well - should visit if you're there; fantastic displays of the history of Lyon and its influence on France.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a delight wandering through this well preserved piece of history. Incredible architecture and wonderful bouchons to explore - had my most memorable meal in one of these little gems. People are friendly and generally its everything you'll want from an old French town. I must go back one day.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Take time to wonder these ancient streets and soak up the history. Do a walking tour and hear all the facts you'll miss if you try to do it yourself. Try the brioche au praline, and dine in a traditional Lyon bouchon. A beautiful, historic city to enjoy...

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Lyon, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Two main sections, both worth a visit. The old town areas have kept their charm. Mainly small long winding streets with a cosy feel Also loads of typical restaurants and bars.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just like other old towns in France, but seems much bigger and with a lot great authentic bouchons. If you are in town for the lights festival (fete des lumieres) in December, definitely walk up to the catherale for the best view. You can see the whole Lyon light up landmark by landmark. On the walk up/down, you will find... More 

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