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Even tho we were using a fairly recent guide book we had great difficulty finding places of interest in Croix-Rousse... The red Tourist tram (which is a once only round-trip, not a hop-on & off deal!) will give you some interesting information about the Silk...More
We (70 year old) climbed up a series of stairs from the center of Lyon and found ourselves passing by various neighborhoods . When we reached the top, we wandered around for a couple of hours. Lots of shops and cafes and restaurants and a...More
This is the working hill in Lyon. It was the former Residence of the Canuts (Silk Weavers) in the 18th and 19th centuries. It contains many older architectural buildings which are interesting, The greatest find of this area is the wall murals (Mur de Canuts)...More
Hard to overstate the special character of this neighborhood of Croix Rousse on the slopes of peninsular Lyons with its awesome views of the city.
More of these old buildings formerly housing 'Canut' silk weaver combined workshops and living quarters.
Look out for the sculpture...More