Travel in time with this private tour off the beaten tracks
Did you know that in Villeurbanne, a social utopia from the 1930s was built, still exists, and attracts architects from the whole world ?
With this private tour, you will discover this unknown area in Villeurbanne and the incredible project imagined in the 1930s, when the mayor of Villeurbanne decided to built a whole new center, from scratch, and completely dedicated to workers.
This district of Villeurbanne is still a vibrant city center with shops, cafes and the city's oldest pâtissier : Bettant.
The tour includes the visit of a show appartement recreated with the furnitures, wall paper and installations from the 1930 : time travel garanteed !
And because he's a real figure in Villeurbanne and he does the most incredible patisseries, we will finish with a sweet snack at Bettant's patisserie.
Tour of the city-center of Villeurbanne "Gratte-Ciel" including :
- The show appartement from the 1930s
- The skyscrapers (outside only)
- Villeurbanne City hall
- Villeurbanne public Theatre
- Brasserie when possible.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: At the corner of Cours Emile Zola and Avenue Henri Barbusse (In Villeurbanne)
There is a big statue here, in the center. That's where I will be waiting !
End location: In patisserie "Bettant", 33, avenue Henri Barbusse - Villeurbanne.
Duration: 2 hours
Tour of the city center of Villeurbanne (district called "Gratte-Ciel" - skyscrapers)
Visit of the show appartement
sweet snack at Maison Bettant
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€
- Transportation to/from the tour (1,80€ by public transportation - around 20€ by taxi from the center)
- Lunch or Diner