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.
Romain was AMAZING!!! I will 100% be recommending him to our friends! Our Louvre tour was one of my kids favorite things we did and they said it was because of Romain.
Highly recommend. Private tour is a great way to get more personalized insights on Paris history. Guide was very knowledgeable. Will definitely use again.
We have done several tours with Localers and they are definitely worth the money! We are pretty independent travelers, but there is no substitute for local knowledge. Localers has the best guides!
I did 2 tours with Localers and would enthusiastically do more when I return to Paris. The main reason is the quality of the tours themselves, the fact they are authentic experiences, and you learn so much!
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