Romantic tour of Lyon

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Activity Level



City, First Time Visitor, Local Experience, Museums / Culture


Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 10



English (advanced), French (fluent), Spanish (advanced)

Love stories, weddings and other scandals...

This unusual tour of the UNESCO center will be perfect for couples and anyone who loves romantic stories. Your private guide will take you to the most picturesque parts of the city and tell you the anecdotes about the figures that made the history of Lyon.

The tour will start at the Cathedral to learn everything about Henri IV's incredible mariage and secret mistresses… It will continue through the narrow streets of the Old Lyon where you will discover the famous traboules (hidden passageways) and the gorgeous renaissance architecture.

Right across the Saône river, discover the unmissable "painted wall of the famous lyonnais" and the fabulous story of Juliette Récamier, the muse of many artists, the parisian it-girl of the 19th century. . .

The tour continues in the cloister of the Fine arts museum that used to be a convent and it ends in front of the Opera house where you will hear about the most touching romance during the second World War !


Cathedral Saint-Jean
Old town and famous "traboules" (hidden passageways)
Painted wall of the famous Lyonnais
Place des terreaux
Courtyard of the Museum of Fine Arts
Opera house (outside only)

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: In front of Saint-John's Cathedral (Cathédrale Saint-Jean).

End location: In front of the Opera house (near metro station "Hôtel de Ville - Louis Pradel".

Duration: 2 hours


Walking tour only.

What’s Included

Walking tour only.
We don't need anything else (no transportation, no museum tickets...)

Estimated Local Cash Needed

15 euro - Some average prices in Lyon
- Lunch (3 course meal + one drink) : from 30€
- Coffee : from 1,5€ to 3€
- Single metro or funicular ticket : 1,80
- Taxi ride from Part-dieu train station to the center (Place Bellecour) on a week day : around 15€

What’s Extra

- Transportation to/from the tour
- Lunch or Diner

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