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Vieux Lyon

69005, Lyon, France
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Lyon's historic section is full of old buildings and a traditional old French atmosphere.
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“tourist shops” (10 reviews)
69005, Lyon, France
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Reviewed yesterday

We spent a pleasant day wandering Vieux Lyon, taking in the historic, medieval streets, and admiring the wares of the patisseries. Lots of other tourists, so an early start may be a good idea.

Thank Jacqueline T
Reviewed 3 days ago

Here you´ll find very old buildings, fancy and quaint shops, restaurants, coffee shops, ice cream parlors and - on a hot day - lot´s of shady places. Must see!

Thank epicureantom
Reviewed 3 days ago

Lovely characterful area of Lyon, with characterful little restaurants and you must seek out the traboules - little passageways, hidden behind front doors. Another little words!

Thank EtoileSanderstead
Reviewed 3 days ago

Lots of little "bouchon" serving great authentic cuisine. A definite must for any visit to Lyon. Most places are closed between 3-7pm so make sure to time your day accordingly. This is a walking neighborhood so would highly recommend using public transit to get here....More

Thank Oconnor222
Reviewed 4 days ago

A beautiful area full of interesting buildings and little cobbled streets. Nice to take a walk and explore all the way up to the cathedral.

Thank PretoriaTravelfreak
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This old city is beautiful with many interesting alleys restaurants and shops . We took the tram up to the cathedral and walked around up on the hill. The cathedral is beautiful with great history.There is an amazing view of Lyon. The garden on the...More

Thank Marcia E
Reviewed 6 days ago

Wonderful place to walk around and experience major periods of French history. Henry the 4th was married in the cathedral and the remains of Louis the 9th were buried there following his death in the crusades.

Thank Gamine1949
Reviewed 6 days ago

We went up to Vieux Lyon on a Sunday afternoon, and spent some time wandering around on our way to the Musee Gadagne. The area was quite crowded with tourists (mostly French) and lively. The street we walked along was filled with small shops, restaurants,...More

Thank Isabel089
Reviewed 1 week ago

wonderful neibourhood to just walk around and inhale the atmosphere - perfect for a sunny day be warned because of the cobbles and the slopes of ht estreets wear comfy footwear!

Thank Batboy N
Reviewed 1 week ago

Taken as a whole - Montee Gourguillon, Rue St Jean, Rue de Boeuf, the traboules, Cathedral St Jean... Vieux Lyon offers a picturesque and interesting half-day. Head there early to avoid the worst crowds and tour groups. I started at the top and walked down...More

Thank Gen F
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wan c
I've just got 4 hours in Lyon how far is Vieux Lyon from Lyon Part Dieu?
5 March 2017|
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Response from CathyB_02 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, depending on the time of day it would be 15 minutes in a taxi. That would give you a couple of hours to wander around Vieux Lyon, and take the funicular to the Basilica. On a fine day, beautiful views from the top. Hope... More
Brendan M
Where do you catch the hop on off bus tour?
10 October 2016|
Response from david h |
Printed brochures are unreliable check with official info office they seem to know more than the bus drivers relocations and the day's schedule changes
We (2 adult couples in our late 50's) are in Lyon for up to a week arriving on Sun 2nd Oct. Are there many wine & food tastings at reasonable costs within the city please? Or would we be best to hire a car and travel some distance which would mean finding overnight accommodation?
21 September 2016|
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Response from OscarTammy | Reviewed this property |
Lyon is a gastronomic heaven - with great wine thrown in! There are enough good restaurants to keep you going for weeks, let alone a few days. And I found the cost very competitive- better than Paris for example, as there is... More