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Vieux Lyon

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Address: 69005, Lyon, France
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Lyon's historic section is full of old buildings and a traditional old...

Lyon's historic section is full of old buildings and a traditional old French atmosphere.

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Vieux Lyon is known to be the tourist zone because of the cultural and historical things that we can see in there. The streets are beautiful and we can see the cathedral... read more

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Vieux Lyon is known to be the tourist zone because of the cultural and historical things that we can see in there. The streets are beautiful and we can see the cathedral Saint-Jean, an obligatory space to visit.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Quaint streets, shops and cafes near the flowing river - Old Lyon is pretty and picturesque. Try to venture away from the main streets for a more authentic experience.

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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

From hunting for Traboules, to little shops and restaurants as well as religious sites, walking the cobbled stones streets of old Lyon is a nice way to spend a couple of hours in Lyon. Feel the passing of time and enjoyed the architecture.

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Vienna, Austria
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I enjoyed walking around Vieux Lyon on a blue sky sunny Sunday - it was very busy in the afternoon as lots of people were enjoying a meal around 1430 today. Lots of restaurants and cafes and shops and other treasures to discover like old book shops and a clock shop. The traboulles are fun to explore but not sure... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We took a wonderful 2-hour guided walking tour of Vieux Lyon. This wasn't our first visit, but it was wonderful to get all the history and "tidbits" from our guide, that we didn't pick up when ambling around on our own a couple of years ago. Our guide had quite a bit of expertise in architecture, and was very informative... More 

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Its simply delightful. You just have to stroll and let yourself wonder around. No rush, just absorbing the beauty. You'll be surprised by each little detail that you'll discover....

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was the second time I was near Lyon in a month. The first time we didn't have time to go to Vieux Lyon, so it was the first place we headed for this time. It was great...Medieval all the way, narrow streets, lots of shops, cobblestones, with many little places to taste the best of Lyon (pizza slices, their... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Don't be frightened to visit the Taboules - everyone is very respectful and friendly. There are lots of great places to eat. Most enjoyable adventure.

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Cobbled streets, old buildings, cathedrals, you can do the tour by foot within an hour easily. Perhaps if this is the first time visiting an old town in France is indeed very cool but nothing struck me as different or more interesting than the thousands of other old town centers in France. Perhaps a little less touristy (tourist shop after... More 

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The cathedral and quarter St. Jean is very nice. It is also nice to walk along the rivers and sit down for a drink.

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