Selected for their extensive knowledge and passion for their city, our Lyon history guides are all accredited by the City of Lyon. With years of experience in both exploring and sharing the beauty and secrets of their city with international visitors, our Lyon guides know their city inside-out, and can adapt each tour with ease according to the interests of our visitors. Prepare to go off the beaten track with our local Lyon experts!
From the iconic Fourvière Basilica, your expert guide will take you to the Roman Theater, constructed in the time of Augustus and reigning high above the city to this day. From here, you’ll meander down to the Quartier Saint-Georges, the former home of some of the city’s famous silk workshops, one of which is still in use and open to visitors.
Next on the itinerary is the Quartier Saint-Jean, an area rich in Renaissance architecture inspired by Italian settlers. This area is home to a network of Lyon’s traboules, the secret passages built during Lyon’s Renaissance but then famously used by the Resistance during WWII.
Your guide will then take you from Renaissance style architecture and secret passages to the Presqu'île; the centre of the city and a Unesco World Heritage Site since 1999. Here you’ll discover the history of the city’s famous bouchons - the restaurants where Lyonnais chefs concocted the recipes that made Lyon a world-famous destination for gastronomy.
Finally, admire the intricacies of Lyonnaise architecture as your tour draws to a close in the traditionally bourgeois part of the city. Your guide will bid you farewell at the Place Bellecour, the perfect central location for your onward exploration.
Agathe was absolutely delightful! Her knowledge and charming personality made her an excellent tour guide. I would highly suggest this tour!!
Jesica was a great tour guide and made the experience one of the highlights of our entire trip to Paris. It certainly met our expectations.
Marjorie was just great! I didn't really want to do the Louvre but she made the history come alive in stories and I just LOVED our experience!
Alberto was a great guide, he was very informative. The Catacombs were just awesome. Would definitely recommend this to everyone!!
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