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8 Place de Fourviere, 69005 Lyon France
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Vieux Lyon Cultural & Historical Walking Guided Tour (English)
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Vieux Lyon Cultural & Historical Walking Guided Tour (English)

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10:00 am/English | On this guided walking tour of Vieux Lyon, you will discover this amazing neighborhood with Paul, your guide. We will explain the history and culture of Lyon, talking about a lot of things, like the Bouchon (local restaurants), the history of Silk production in Lyon, Klaus Barbie and the French resistance during the Second World War, Paul Bocuse and food culture and Renaissance in Lyon. We will visit many hidden passageways (the Traboules) and secret courtyards, that are sometimes hard to find on your own. For the last part of the tour we will cross over to the modern city center and visit some highlights like the Theatre des Celestins and the Hôtel Dieu.<br><br>Tips are greatly appreciated. Our guides spend many hours of personal time increasing their knowledge to provide you with the best experience possible. Tips not only help financially but also let the guide know he or she is doing a great job.<br>Typical tip range has been e5-10 per person.
$3.70 per adult
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Turner S wrote a review Oct 12
Paris, France752 contributions141 helpful votes
The design of the basilica seems out of place to me sitting above Vieux Lyon. It’s also a mix of architectural styles. Certainly a unique statement. The mosaics inside very impressive. Well worth a visit and easy to do with the funicular. Also has great views of the city below. A short walk from here to the Roman theater. I can only imagine how much more beautiful it looks at night.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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GB A wrote a review Oct 5
Barcelona, Spain69 contributions5 helpful votes
Be sure to take the F2 funicular to the top from the Saint Jean station. The treat is a panoramic wonderful view of the city, overlooking Vieux Lyon (the old town). Entrance to the Basilique is free so be sure to go inside.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Alisa L wrote a review Sep 2020
Frankfurt, Germany67 contributions7 helpful votes
Beautiful view from the hill, the Basilique is amazing and also free to enter. The outside bush needs some maintenance
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Lluis J wrote a review Sep 2020
Geneva, Switzerland7 contributions2 helpful votes
A must see. Worth visiting. Walls, ceilings and the clock with all posible time measurements; moons, seasons.... impressive.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Dimitris L wrote a review Jul 2020
Sydney, Australia14,892 contributions55,165 helpful votes
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Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere is a beautiful building. It was built in the late 19th century in the name of the Virgin Mary who is supposed to have saved the city from the bubonic plague that raged throughout Europe in 1643. The church is a wonderful work of art in itself, both inside and out. It stands on Fourviere Hill and can be seen from a considerable distance away. It is worth a visit and you would be really missing out if you left this sight off your itinerary.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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