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Croix-Rousse: Tours & Tickets

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This historic neighborhood was the location of Lyon's famous 19th-century silk industry.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A charming corner of Lyon, with interesting winding old streets and former silk workers houses (now privately owned). Some great restaurants here.

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here on our visit to Lyon. Lovely area with some excellent restaurants an amazing food market and gorgeous views.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Wondermore
Reviewed 16 August 2019

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

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Alicia G
Reviewed 10 June 2019

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

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Mike M
Reviewed 12 May 2019

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

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 12 May 2019 via mobile

We trekked up the hill to check out the open air street markets and they were fabulous, well priced and excellent fresh produce.. do it!!!

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank GeriH52
Reviewed 13 February 2019

A pleasant suburb up a steep hill. easily reached by bus or metro . Independant shops and some good restaurants and bars away from central Lyon. Lots of silk weaving history

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank eve108
Reviewed 29 January 2019 via mobile

Hilly but I love that. Good commerce and cafes and restaurants just below Croix Rousse also. Quirky neighbourhood. Great boulangeries!!! Goood transport links.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Marcela B
Reviewed 16 January 2019 via mobile

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

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank BuenViaje2121
Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

Wonderful area and park. The whole area is full of awesome small vendors, and restaurants. So many small street to noodle around, and adventures to be had!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ecossearthur
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Dawud K
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Response from Alicia G | Reviewed this property |
Hi! Yes there is a very good Atelier/museum, but be aware the tours are only in French! Get address and more info from the tourist office, or on the net. Enjoy!
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