Daybreak over le Vieux-Lyon

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


Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 10



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

Will the Lyonnais of the renaissance invite you into their resplendent world?

On the morning of September 23rd 1536, the city readied itself to welcome the great King Henry II.
Each and every Lyonnais was dressed up in his finest attire, the city was magnificent.
Follow us through the streets of the Vieux-Lyon early in the morning, while the city still slumbers peacefully, and let your imagination transport you back to the Vieux-Lyon of the Renaissance.
At such a quiet morning hour, together, we will be able to explore the hidden treasures of this historic quarter of Lyon: the fascinating traboules and the beautiful courtyards (ordinarily closed to the public. )
Will the Lyonnais of the renaissance invite you into their resplendent world?
Come, relive this morning of royal splendor with us. . .

The tour starts between 7:30am and 8:30am.
From Saint Paul Church, to the Cathedral.
Breakfast included


Painted Wall of the famous Lyonnais
Saint-Paul church
Rue Juiverie (Old town)
Place du change
Many traboules (hidden passageways)
Cathedral Saint-Jean

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Quai Saint Vincent, at the entrance of the "Passerelle Saint-Vincent" bridge. (It's a red, pedestrian bridge)
There is a bus stop there called "St Vincent".

The closest metro station is : Hotel de Ville.

End location: The tour finishes 1 block away from the Cathedral.
The closest metro station is : Vieux-Lyon.

Duration: 2 hours

The tour duration is around 1h30, but then we take you for a breakfast ! That part can last much longer... ;)


This is a walking tour !

What’s Included

A nice breakfast in one of our favorite places !...

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

You might want to upgrade your breakfast into a brunch ?...
But will you dare trying the Mâchon, the typical lyonnais brunch ? (with tripes, lentils, and other salads...)
This is totally up to you !
Transportation to/from the tour is not included.

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