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“Yet another old town”
Review of Vieux Lyon

Vieux Lyon
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Ranked #2 of 222 things to do in Lyon
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Owner description: Lyon's historic section is full of old buildings and a traditional old French atmosphere.
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

I thought it just as more of the same. Most European old towns look alike to me, that is.. Few nice churches, cobblestone streets, sometimes colorful, sometimes not stone housing. Given pictures, except for language, I could not probably tell Lyon's old town from many others.

Still, pretty enough ;)

Thank Markus S
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Reviewed June 6, 2013

Lyon is a lovely place. You have to do a lot of walking to enjoy and appreciate the buildings, surroundings, it's people and the lovely food. We visited end of May and the weather was a bit wet but it didn't dampen our spirit. I enjoy looking at the painted murals on some buildings, finding traboules in secret passageway and just walking along the river. Basilica is a must see.

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Reviewed May 28, 2013

Nice small neighborhood, cobble stones, tens of small restaurants. You do not have to pick and choose much, wherever you sit you'll have good food. near the Seone river and under the lights of a beautiful cathedral.

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Reviewed May 2, 2013

Lyon is a great place to walk and soak in the views and atmosphere.[I have reviewed the old town and the basilca separately.] There is an enormous city square close to the classy cobblestoned shopping precinct. Walk through the parks, along the river and don't miss the wonderful murals painted on some buildings.

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Reviewed March 15, 2013 via mobile

We walked miles around Lyon and especially old Lyon. The Cathedral is stunning from outside and inside but the Basilica is absolutely awesome. Just makes you humble to be in such an amazing building even if you aren't at all religious. Not to be missed! Take the funicular up and enjoy a breathtaking view of the entire city old and new and across to the Alps too. Walk down through the park or back in the funicular again. For a treat have lunch at Daniel and Denise just behind the funicular and metro station. Michelin starred but reasonable price at lunchtime.

5  Thank Mbfh
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