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“A definite must-see”

Traboules du Vieux Lyon
Ranked #8 of 202 things to do in Lyon
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Novo Mesto, Slovenia
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92 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“A definite must-see”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2013

My friends and me were absolutely thrilled when we entered the traboule. It was not that hard to find it, though.

Visited May 2013
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Florence, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Mysterious...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2013

All those hidden nooks and crannies throughout the old city is truly fascinating. Please remain quiet when entering these historic passageways since there are residents in the buildings. I think it's very kind of them to let strangers glimpse at their stairwells and hallways!

Visited May 2013
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2013

It's cute .... But nothing so special that it deserves a special mention. The old town is lovely overall ... A walk along the cobbled street, lovely quaint shops etc. is a must. Missed the traboule the first one on he map and we had to go back to find it. Reminded us of the narrow lanes in old Delhi, India.

Visited May 2013
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Amman, Jordan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Not a big deal”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

I read so much enthusiasm about these Traboules. They turned out to be the inside of regular old buildings that the apartment doors open to. They open to both ends of the block, therefore they where used in the old days to pass through carrying the rolls of silk through town and avoiding rain.
There are approximate maps in tourism offices, and they tell you just open the door. I found that difficult so I waited until I found a door that says; please be quiet while crossing the Traboule.

Visited May 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“A wonderfully preserved and restored part of Lyon”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2013

A whole beautifully preserved and restored art of the old city of Lyon. One walks through narrow cobbled streets, preferably with a guide who knows her way, and pushes open unlabelled doors which lead to the high covered alleyways through which the precious fabrics were carried. One is never short of finding a restaurant there, m.ost of them with rather similar local menus. We found the whole area remarkably clean and well cared-for, by contrast with Paris. Spend at least two or three hours there.

Visited May 2013
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