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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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“old town” (180 reviews)
“tourist shops” (11 reviews)
69005, Lyon, France
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Reviewed 11 June 2016

These street still retain the old wold charm with lots of heritage buildings, bars and restaurants. May Bouchon restaurants found around here as the canuts live around here. The canuts were Lyonnais silk workers, often working on Jacquard looms. They were primarily found in the...More

Thank vidhusagar
Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

This was a beautiful historic area which I enjoyed walking around. I wish I had stayed in this area and would if I visited again. Lots of good shops, bars and restaurants.

1  Thank pearl2106
Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

If you are in Lyon, you must take some time to walk around the old Lyon. You can't miss it. We were there as part of a guided tour.

2  Thank Mark_DeeDee
Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

Old Lyon with cobbled streets, squares, shops, churches and restaurants to meander and soak up the atmosphere. Visited with the Saturday market on the other side of the river made a very relaxing day.

Thank Devonrock
Reviewed 6 June 2016

Lyon has amazing heritage and it is all well preserved. Unbelievable that city has monuments/architectural pieces from over 2000 years. Wished I spent more time here. Don't forget to try Les Traboules and push all doors when you're visiting this part of Lyon

Thank Can_Family_Traveller
Reviewed 4 June 2016

We did a guided walk that we booked from the tourist office. Leant a lot about Lyon, history and culture. Essential!

Thank DCGandPRP
Reviewed 3 June 2016

We have visited Lyon many times over the past several years and are, each time, drawn back to the old town under Croix-Rousse is the district where the Canuts (silk-workers) lived and its Traboules. The area, while somewhat touristy at times is also full of...More

Thank Lawrence Ian G
Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

Lyon old city is not very big but it has a very rich history and it is full of surprises if you look carefully around you. Most interesting things are hidden behind thick doors. It is a good activity for one day and there are...More

1  Thank Wai C
Reviewed 2 June 2016

Vieux Lyon is way cool if you visit this part of old Lyon it is a charming place. Wonderful old cobblestone streets with a lot of different buildings. Many great restaurants to wonder by with a whole bunch of unique & interesting little shops to...More

Thank John N
Reviewed 2 June 2016

Just amazing! We spent several days wondering around the picturesque streets of Vieux Lyon. What a delight! A photographer, or artists dream.

1  Thank fionacampbellhicks
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wan c
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If during rush hours, you can take the tube, the way is easy. Tube is connected to the Lyon Part Dieu train station. Take the line B direction Oullins, then change at station Saxe-Gambetta to reach line D direction Gare de... More
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Brendan M
10 October 2016|
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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
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