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La Croix-Rousse is a hill 254 metres high in the city of Lyon, France, as well as the name of a neighborhood located on this hill. The neighborhood is divided into les pentes and le plateau . The name "La Croix-Rousse" comes from a reddish-brown stone cross erected there in the 16th century. This zone is served by Metro line C . Wikipedia

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Lyon City Historic Neighborhoods Guided Walking Tour (English)

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10:00 am/English | On this guided walking tour of the historic neighborhoods of Croix-Rousse and Vieux Lyon, you will learn a lot about the culture and history of Lyon. We start on Place des Terreauxwhere you'll see the impressive the Hôtel de Ville and Museum. The Bartholdi Fountain is another highlight. Then we walk through Croix-Rousse, where the silk workers used to work. It is filled with hidden passageways, the Traboules. We will talk about silk enjoy amazing views over the city. From the Roman Amphitheatre, we descend down towards Vieux Lyon, the most famous neighborhood of the city. We will see the Fresque des Lyonnais, an impressive wall painting and Rue Juiverie, with the amazing Gallerie Philibert Delorme. We'll finish in the busy part of Vieux Lyon, right in time for lunch! Tips are greatly appreciated. Our guides spend many hours of personal time increasing their knowledge to provide you with the best experience possible. Typical tip range has been e5-10 per person.

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Tour of the Croix-Rousse

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La Croix-rousse, Lyon

This storytelling tour takes you through the maze of alleys and traboules of the Croix-Rousse. Plunged in the heart of the 19th century, your storyteller will relive the adventures of Jirôme Roquet. On the day of the first great revolt of the silk weavers, Jirome and his apprentice found themselves caught in the torment of the barricades. Following his thrilling adventures, you will discover the world of silk in Lyon in the 19th century. A story to live with family! The visit is in French only.

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Silk Tour in Lyon

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La Croix-rousse, Lyon

Luxury tour abour silk, major industry in Lyon history. From the Croix-Rousse with its traboules till wokrshops in Vieux-Lyon, you will meet passionate artisans who will show you the Jacquard loom, the bombyx moths, the softness of velvet scarfs ... Many surpriiiiises between chemistry, techniques, history, fashion, zoology, with one of the last Made in France firms.

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La Croix-Rousse des Canuts Audio-guided tour

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Discover the magnificent slopes of Croix-Rousse and its former self-weavers, the “Canuts”! Follow the voice of a passionate and professional guide from your smartphone. Stories are triggered automatically where they happened. In La Croix-Rousse there is a village atmosphere, a certain sweetness of life, as if we had left Lyon… Besides, here we are Croix-Roussiens before being Lyonnais! So, ready to discover the history of Silk in Lyon by strolling through one of the most beautiful districts of the city? Leave your smartphone in your pocket! Your guide tells you these stories that automatically trigger along your route, right where they happened. It also shows you the directions to follow, in addition to a map that geolocates you. You will receive an email in a few minutes with the activation code and the instructions to follow to enjoy your purchases.

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Private Guided Tour in Lyon

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La Croix-rousse, Lyon

Our circuit includes the most beautiful viewpoints of Lyon, you will discover the main monuments and historical places of the city. Departing from Place Bellecour, we will reach the Notre-Dame de Fourvière basilica and the Gallo Romans theater in Fourvière, passing through old Lyon. We will go to the restaurant of Mr Paul Bocuse before returning along the green banks of the Saône to the district of Croix-Rousse to discover the fresco of the Lyonnais and the wall of the Canuts. We will then descend towards the Place des Terreaux, the opera and the town hall. Finally, we will pass in front of the majestic Grand Hôtel Dieu, restored in 2019, before returning to our starting point, remembering to go around the fountain in the Place des Jacobins. Stops are planned along the route so that you can immortalize your visit in photos.

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