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History and secrets of Lyon
When wandering through Lyon, you will quickly realize how important small details are. It is an easy thing to learn the great story of Lyon, but it requires patience to know everything about its little secrets. Lyon loves to hide its most beautiful assets up high, on the walls of its buildings or behind what seems to be an ordinary door. If you want to fully understand the city, you will have to look ahead, watch closely every single stone and squeeze through every little streets. From the Guillotière bridge, main entrance to Lyon up until the XIXth century, to the 'Jardin des Curiosités', up on the Fourvière hill, I will guide you through Lyon, telling you stories its inhabitants often ignore. The true story to our Lights festival, a legend about a massive crocodile, the last memory of a trip Mozart made here, the strange golden sculpture built for our Basilica... Here are few examples of stories we will discover together throughout our walk. After this tour, that I can adapt to match your desires, you will know Lyon better than your own city ! Other things to note The tour will last between 2h30 and 3h. The walk can be a little difficult (Lyon was built between two hills !). Be sure to wear a solid pair of shoes.
Lyon Highlights & Secrets Tour
You will plunge into the exciting stories that Lyon hides. Stories, anecdotes and legends that create unforgettable memories - as do its outstanding museums, dynamic cultural life, its past as a France's foremost publishing center, capital of the Three Gauls and "capitale de la Résistance française" and all the facts that have turned Lyon into France's gastronomical capital. The visit is with a small group and just in one language. During the 3 hours we will spend together you will linger in the major monuments but also discover the most awe-inspiring hidden secret places. The world is a book and those who do not travel and discover read only one page. *Don't hesitate to contact us if you want us to host the experience at a different time, if the experience is already fully-booked or if you want us to organise a personalised and private experience in English, French or Spanish.
Secrets of the traboules and local snack
The very private and very secret Experience. Famous Traboules that even those who live in Lyon don't know. This is the soul of the city, the most beautiful and intriguing. This is the second Experience 'Hidden Secrets of Lyon'. We'll meet in the old town to visit many Traboules of different periods in Croix-Rousse, and the Old town in the heart of Lyon. The End of the visit takes place in a historic mansion and tasting of local products..
Dark tales of Lyon
Lyon, contrary to what many think, isn't just made of lights...Come and get lost in the dark legends which gave the city its devilish reputation. We’ll start out tour in the Saint George district, shuned even by tourists, where we’ll search for evil spirits. Then, we’ll cross the Saône River to get to the magnificent Celestins Theatre to listen to the story of a particular guest… We will go back to the Vieux-Lyon district to admire the Saint Jean Cathedral which hides secrets mostly unheared of. We will continue through the Rue du Boeuf, the most Michelin-starred of France, to uncover pagan rituals, and we will keep thrilling with stories of enigmatic water-diviners and beings from other worlds. Last but not leat, we’ll finish our tour on Terreaux Square, before the Palais des Beaux-Arts, rocked by the spectral voices of the dark nuns who gave the building a most sulphurous fame. NOTE: The tour is also suitable for children, the storytelling can be adapted to any type of audience. However, it is the parents' liability to judge of the sensibility of their children. Remember that we'll be talking about dark and evil stories. WARNING!! The tour is offered in French. Please write in a message that you want the tour to be conducted in English, and I will manage to do so. Regarding the current Covid-19 restrictions and the curfew, the tour cannot be conducted at night. Avoir high heels due to cobblestones.
Visit & Learn: photowalk at Lyon
I will show you some of the most beautiful and interesting spots of Lyon, give you some tips on good restaurant address. And most importantly: PHOTO, no matter whether a newbie or amateur, I can show you some basic techniques of photography(different modes, framing etc). You are welcome to share your travel or photography experience with me. We learn new things every day. A typical itinerary would include the old town: Vieux Lyon, and on the hill of Fourvière to enjoy its amazing panoramic views from a lesser-known spot(which is not necessarily featured on tour guide)....Itinerary can also be personalised . FAQ: Can you take some photos of my guests? Of course, I will be happy to! I will mainly use your equipment: your cameras / your phones so that you can have the photos right away! Also, we will be walking quite a lot, so make sure you wear a pair of comfortable shoes. For night photowalk, don't forget to bring your tripod if you have one as well.

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No Diet Club - Our best food tour in Lyon
All food is included :) We have finally arrived in Lyon ! The Capital of French gastronomy. After Paris, Bordeaux, Marseille and Nice, we found ourselves obligated to hunt for our favorite addresses in this city! We knew that the food level would be insane and it surely didn’t disappoint. As per usual, we have surrounded ourselves with locals who know their city like the back of their hand in order to present to you the best addresses in town while remaining as far as possible from the downtown tourist traps. In the program ? Specialties from Lyon and many more such as praluline, charcuterie board with regional cheeses, an exceptional burger, hazelnut pillows et many more surprises :) (The tastings may vary) (VEGETARIANS ARE WELCOME) ▶ What we do offer ✔ - Many tastings to share - Local specialties but not just that - A beautiful stroll through our favorite Lyon neighborhoods - Fun - Crappy jokes - Smiles - A list of recommendations in Lyon - New friends from all over the WORLD
Lyon Food Tour - Go for an afternoon Old Town foodie walk
Meet and talk with local artisans as you sample their cuisine on this afternoon food tour that offers access to people and places only locals know. Go to discover the second UNESCO area after Venice between murals paintings, traboules and must-see places to accompanied by the rhythm of the unusual anecdotes of your passionate local guide. During the tour, you will meet local craftsmens passionate about their profession. They will share their history, business, knowledge and obviously their delicious products they will make you taste. A 3 hours visit with 4 tasting breaks which will discover you Lyon to the plate. The perfect way to combine cultural discovery and greediness in order to launch your evening perfectly Other things to note A good mix between tasting and visit. Explore this district through a gourmet way lead buy a local guide
Lyon Music & Wine tasting
Discover Lyon in an original way : A historical, musical & olfactory experience! FOR WHO: For travelers who love music, history, wine & architecture. I propose to discover the city of Lyon through its music heritage. An exciting journey through the town’s musical scenes & history through multiple approaches: historical, social and architectural that will allow us to psychoanalyze Lyon’s soul. HOW WE WILL DO IT: Along this experience, basically developed in Presqu’ile and slopes of Croix-Rousse hill, we will discover different stories and musical scenes from the past and the present with the support of musical playlists that we will listen to and comment on. We will discover Lyon through its urban, geological and social morphology through different musical periods of the town that have made it a unique city with a vibrant musical cultural past and present. BONUS TRACK : During the experience there is a break in a local winery that will allow us to take a break drinking & tasting a bottle of refreshing local wine.
Discover lyon in an unusual way
(Important Update: In compliance with the rules of social distancing due to the Covid-19, we have a protective flexiglass inside the bike as well as disposable masks and hydroalcoholic gel ). Visit Lyon in an original way. Comfortably sit in the back of my pedicab, let yourself be guided by me. I will spread you my passion for Lyon. A unique journey that combines historical facts, good plans and friendliness. The meeting point is in Bellecour Square. Here we will begin our journey in time. Lyon is a particularly rich city historically. We will learn to discover the magnificent district of Old Lyon through its streets, churches, traboules ... all this while I will tell you curiosities, secrets places ang good plans to must known in this city of light. STARTING AND ARRIVAL POINT: Bellecour square (in front of the tourist office) MY MAIN COVERS... - Vieux Lyon's most famous monuments: Fourvière, Saint-Jean Cathedral, Pink Tower... - The most beautifuls spots on the peninsula: Bellecour, Terreaux, Jacobins and Célestins. - The painted walls. ...AND MY SECRETS! - A Renaissance district listed as a Unesco World heritage. - Secret places in Saint Georges district (Guignol house, best Lyon Other things to note I adapt the experience to your needs and I personalize my tour if you visited already Lyon.
Full Meal Five Stops in Old Lyon
ALL FOOD IS INCLUDED! At least 5 food stops (food choice depending on season and availability): - The best Food in Lyon - The original quenelle - The famous cotes du Rhône - Delicatessen - Traditional French sweets - lemon liquor - One glass of wine and water What this tour IS about: - Great Food - Great company with a local - Curiosities and anecdotes - Nice walk in the Old Lyon area - Fun and smiles - New friends from all around the world What this tour is NOT about: - An historical tour - Boring long speeches PLEASE NOTICE THAT THE TOUR WILL BE HELD IN FRENCH/ENGLISH. CONTACT US FOR OTHER LANGUAGES CONTACT US FOR PRIVATE EXPERIENCE Typical dishes, served in different restaurants, will present you the local food culture! You will have the opportunity to taste some food delights from our beautiful citiy, finding out secret places that tour guides don’t even mention. They will give you an outstanding and unique culinary experience!

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388 locals recommend

History and secrets of Lyon
When wandering through Lyon, you will quickly realize how important small details are. It is an easy thing to learn the great story of Lyon, but it requires patience to know everything about its little secrets. Lyon loves to hide its most beautiful assets up high, on the walls of its buildings or behind what seems to be an ordinary door. If you want to fully understand the city, you will have to look ahead, watch closely every single stone and squeeze through every little streets. From the Guillotière bridge, main entrance to Lyon up until the XIXth century, to the 'Jardin des Curiosités', up on the Fourvière hill, I will guide you through Lyon, telling you stories its inhabitants often ignore. The true story to our Lights festival, a legend about a massive crocodile, the last memory of a trip Mozart made here, the strange golden sculpture built for our Basilica... Here are few examples of stories we will discover together throughout our walk. After this tour, that I can adapt to match your desires, you will know Lyon better than your own city ! Other things to note The tour will last between 2h30 and 3h. The walk can be a little difficult (Lyon was built between two hills !). Be sure to wear a solid pair of shoes.
Unique Beaujolais Wine Tasting
You will visit the famous french Beaujolais region, which is known for its incredible Chardonnay and Gamay grapes. During this trip will meet incredible wine makers who created the history of this region from generation to generation. You will learn all the important technics of wine tasting, vinification process, harvest and particularities of the vines of this region. At the end of this trip you will become an expert in Beaujolais wine! Come and discover the French vineyards, admire historical architecture of the region and enjoy the breathtaking landscapes!
Discover lyon in an unusual way
(Important Update: In compliance with the rules of social distancing due to the Covid-19, we have a protective flexiglass inside the bike as well as disposable masks and hydroalcoholic gel ). Visit Lyon in an original way. Comfortably sit in the back of my pedicab, let yourself be guided by me. I will spread you my passion for Lyon. A unique journey that combines historical facts, good plans and friendliness. The meeting point is in Bellecour Square. Here we will begin our journey in time. Lyon is a particularly rich city historically. We will learn to discover the magnificent district of Old Lyon through its streets, churches, traboules ... all this while I will tell you curiosities, secrets places ang good plans to must known in this city of light. STARTING AND ARRIVAL POINT: Bellecour square (in front of the tourist office) MY MAIN COVERS... - Vieux Lyon's most famous monuments: Fourvière, Saint-Jean Cathedral, Pink Tower... - The most beautifuls spots on the peninsula: Bellecour, Terreaux, Jacobins and Célestins. - The painted walls. ...AND MY SECRETS! - A Renaissance district listed as a Unesco World heritage. - Secret places in Saint Georges district (Guignol house, best Lyon Other things to note I adapt the experience to your needs and I personalize my tour if you visited already Lyon.
Lyon Highlights & Secrets Tour
You will plunge into the exciting stories that Lyon hides. Stories, anecdotes and legends that create unforgettable memories - as do its outstanding museums, dynamic cultural life, its past as a France's foremost publishing center, capital of the Three Gauls and "capitale de la Résistance française" and all the facts that have turned Lyon into France's gastronomical capital. The visit is with a small group and just in one language. During the 3 hours we will spend together you will linger in the major monuments but also discover the most awe-inspiring hidden secret places. The world is a book and those who do not travel and discover read only one page. *Don't hesitate to contact us if you want us to host the experience at a different time, if the experience is already fully-booked or if you want us to organise a personalised and private experience in English, French or Spanish.
The Grand Tour - Lyon by Bike
How about a great bike ride? Follow us on this bike tour of Lyon! We will take a beautiful walk of about 2 hours together with must-see places and our more unusual spots. Adventure starts at our shop for bike adjustments and a brief about our adventure. Then we will go to the banks of the Rhone to reach one of our favorite places: the Parc de la Tête d 'Or! We will then cross the Rhone and pass under the hillside of Croix-Rousse via a tunnel specifically dedicated to bikes and pedestrians. Then we will follow the Saone along the Old-Lyon and the Confluence district, the old port of the city transformed into an eco-district! Let yourself be guided by a passionate local expert who can tell you the best of Lyon but also recommend beautiful places. Is this not the right date and time for you? Ask us ! We may have a solution. In case of scattered rain, rest assured, we will provide raincoats if you don't have them ! ;)

Things to do near La Croix-Rousse

118 locals recommend

Lyon Food Tour - Go for an afternoon Old Town foodie walk
Meet and talk with local artisans as you sample their cuisine on this afternoon food tour that offers access to people and places only locals know. Go to discover the second UNESCO area after Venice between murals paintings, traboules and must-see places to accompanied by the rhythm of the unusual anecdotes of your passionate local guide. During the tour, you will meet local craftsmens passionate about their profession. They will share their history, business, knowledge and obviously their delicious products they will make you taste. A 3 hours visit with 4 tasting breaks which will discover you Lyon to the plate. The perfect way to combine cultural discovery and greediness in order to launch your evening perfectly Other things to note A good mix between tasting and visit. Explore this district through a gourmet way lead buy a local guide
Secrets of the traboules and local snack
The very private and very secret Experience. Famous Traboules that even those who live in Lyon don't know. This is the soul of the city, the most beautiful and intriguing. This is the second Experience 'Hidden Secrets of Lyon'. We'll meet in the old town to visit many Traboules of different periods in Croix-Rousse, and the Old town in the heart of Lyon. The End of the visit takes place in a historic mansion and tasting of local products..
Traditionnal French dinner at home
Hello, everybody! My experience will be about sharing a moment. What I would love to do is to invite you for a traditional French dinner. The same that I would do with my family or my friends. Eating in France is more than just food, it is a highly social event of joy and sharing. It takes a little time because it is required to chat for a little between each dish^^. Those moments will be great to share experiences about food, traditions, experiences, travels and more. I also love talking about my country, it's culture and history so I will be more than happy to share about that with you. First, we will have "apéro", which is just talking with a drink and some finger food but there is no proper dinner in France without the apero ahaha. After that we will get a little more serious with the entrée, the main dish and dessert. Of course all of that will be accompanied with French wine. Most dishes I will cook, I learned from my mother, so you can be sure it will be hearty and traditionnal . I will do my best to make you feel at home, and maybe for a moment, like you have been living here forever.
Tête d'Or Park Bicycle Tour
Ready to discover Lyon ? We take you on a great bike ride to visit the city easily and enjoy an authentic city experience with a local guide. Your adventure starts at our shop in the heart of Lyon, a few meters from Place Bellecour. We prepare your bikes and then we will cross the Rhone to reach the famous ViaRhôna ! A huge bike road that starts in Geneva and ends at the Mediterranean Sea. In a few minutes we will be in the Parc de la Tête d 'Or, a setting of 120 hectares of greenery. The park is said to be the green lung of Lyon, where you will be able to discover its secrets and must-sees such as tropical glasshouses, the African plain and its history of more than 150 years ! Let yourself be guided by a passionate local expert who can tell you the best of Lyon but also recommend beautiful places. Is this not the right date and time for you? Ask us ! We may have a solution. In case of scattered rain, rest assured, we will provide raincoats if you don't have them ! ;)
Lyon Music & Wine tasting
Discover Lyon in an original way : A historical, musical & olfactory experience! FOR WHO: For travelers who love music, history, wine & architecture. I propose to discover the city of Lyon through its music heritage. An exciting journey through the town’s musical scenes & history through multiple approaches: historical, social and architectural that will allow us to psychoanalyze Lyon’s soul. HOW WE WILL DO IT: Along this experience, basically developed in Presqu’ile and slopes of Croix-Rousse hill, we will discover different stories and musical scenes from the past and the present with the support of musical playlists that we will listen to and comment on. We will discover Lyon through its urban, geological and social morphology through different musical periods of the town that have made it a unique city with a vibrant musical cultural past and present. BONUS TRACK : During the experience there is a break in a local winery that will allow us to take a break drinking & tasting a bottle of refreshing local wine.

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History and secrets of Lyon
When wandering through Lyon, you will quickly realize how important small details are. It is an easy thing to learn the great story of Lyon, but it requires patience to know everything about its little secrets. Lyon loves to hide its most beautiful assets up high, on the walls of its buildings or behind what seems to be an ordinary door. If you want to fully understand the city, you will have to look ahead, watch closely every single stone and squeeze through every little streets. From the Guillotière bridge, main entrance to Lyon up until the XIXth century, to the 'Jardin des Curiosités', up on the Fourvière hill, I will guide you through Lyon, telling you stories its inhabitants often ignore. The true story to our Lights festival, a legend about a massive crocodile, the last memory of a trip Mozart made here, the strange golden sculpture built for our Basilica... Here are few examples of stories we will discover together throughout our walk. After this tour, that I can adapt to match your desires, you will know Lyon better than your own city ! Other things to note The tour will last between 2h30 and 3h. The walk can be a little difficult (Lyon was built between two hills !). Be sure to wear a solid pair of shoes.
Unique Beaujolais Wine Tasting
You will visit the famous french Beaujolais region, which is known for its incredible Chardonnay and Gamay grapes. During this trip will meet incredible wine makers who created the history of this region from generation to generation. You will learn all the important technics of wine tasting, vinification process, harvest and particularities of the vines of this region. At the end of this trip you will become an expert in Beaujolais wine! Come and discover the French vineyards, admire historical architecture of the region and enjoy the breathtaking landscapes!
Lyon Highlights & Secrets Tour
You will plunge into the exciting stories that Lyon hides. Stories, anecdotes and legends that create unforgettable memories - as do its outstanding museums, dynamic cultural life, its past as a France's foremost publishing center, capital of the Three Gauls and "capitale de la Résistance française" and all the facts that have turned Lyon into France's gastronomical capital. The visit is with a small group and just in one language. During the 3 hours we will spend together you will linger in the major monuments but also discover the most awe-inspiring hidden secret places. The world is a book and those who do not travel and discover read only one page. *Don't hesitate to contact us if you want us to host the experience at a different time, if the experience is already fully-booked or if you want us to organise a personalised and private experience in English, French or Spanish.
Discover lyon in an unusual way
(Important Update: In compliance with the rules of social distancing due to the Covid-19, we have a protective flexiglass inside the bike as well as disposable masks and hydroalcoholic gel ). Visit Lyon in an original way. Comfortably sit in the back of my pedicab, let yourself be guided by me. I will spread you my passion for Lyon. A unique journey that combines historical facts, good plans and friendliness. The meeting point is in Bellecour Square. Here we will begin our journey in time. Lyon is a particularly rich city historically. We will learn to discover the magnificent district of Old Lyon through its streets, churches, traboules ... all this while I will tell you curiosities, secrets places ang good plans to must known in this city of light. STARTING AND ARRIVAL POINT: Bellecour square (in front of the tourist office) MY MAIN COVERS... - Vieux Lyon's most famous monuments: Fourvière, Saint-Jean Cathedral, Pink Tower... - The most beautifuls spots on the peninsula: Bellecour, Terreaux, Jacobins and Célestins. - The painted walls. ...AND MY SECRETS! - A Renaissance district listed as a Unesco World heritage. - Secret places in Saint Georges district (Guignol house, best Lyon Other things to note I adapt the experience to your needs and I personalize my tour if you visited already Lyon.
The Grand Tour - Lyon by Bike
How about a great bike ride? Follow us on this bike tour of Lyon! We will take a beautiful walk of about 2 hours together with must-see places and our more unusual spots. Adventure starts at our shop for bike adjustments and a brief about our adventure. Then we will go to the banks of the Rhone to reach one of our favorite places: the Parc de la Tête d 'Or! We will then cross the Rhone and pass under the hillside of Croix-Rousse via a tunnel specifically dedicated to bikes and pedestrians. Then we will follow the Saone along the Old-Lyon and the Confluence district, the old port of the city transformed into an eco-district! Let yourself be guided by a passionate local expert who can tell you the best of Lyon but also recommend beautiful places. Is this not the right date and time for you? Ask us ! We may have a solution. In case of scattered rain, rest assured, we will provide raincoats if you don't have them ! ;)
Lyon Food Tour - Go for an afternoon Old Town foodie walk
Meet and talk with local artisans as you sample their cuisine on this afternoon food tour that offers access to people and places only locals know. Go to discover the second UNESCO area after Venice between murals paintings, traboules and must-see places to accompanied by the rhythm of the unusual anecdotes of your passionate local guide. During the tour, you will meet local craftsmens passionate about their profession. They will share their history, business, knowledge and obviously their delicious products they will make you taste. A 3 hours visit with 4 tasting breaks which will discover you Lyon to the plate. The perfect way to combine cultural discovery and greediness in order to launch your evening perfectly Other things to note A good mix between tasting and visit. Explore this district through a gourmet way lead buy a local guide
Secrets of the traboules and local snack
The very private and very secret Experience. Famous Traboules that even those who live in Lyon don't know. This is the soul of the city, the most beautiful and intriguing. This is the second Experience 'Hidden Secrets of Lyon'. We'll meet in the old town to visit many Traboules of different periods in Croix-Rousse, and the Old town in the heart of Lyon. The End of the visit takes place in a historic mansion and tasting of local products..
Tête d'Or Park Bicycle Tour
Ready to discover Lyon ? We take you on a great bike ride to visit the city easily and enjoy an authentic city experience with a local guide. Your adventure starts at our shop in the heart of Lyon, a few meters from Place Bellecour. We prepare your bikes and then we will cross the Rhone to reach the famous ViaRhôna ! A huge bike road that starts in Geneva and ends at the Mediterranean Sea. In a few minutes we will be in the Parc de la Tête d 'Or, a setting of 120 hectares of greenery. The park is said to be the green lung of Lyon, where you will be able to discover its secrets and must-sees such as tropical glasshouses, the African plain and its history of more than 150 years ! Let yourself be guided by a passionate local expert who can tell you the best of Lyon but also recommend beautiful places. Is this not the right date and time for you? Ask us ! We may have a solution. In case of scattered rain, rest assured, we will provide raincoats if you don't have them ! ;)
Traditionnal French dinner at home
Hello, everybody! My experience will be about sharing a moment. What I would love to do is to invite you for a traditional French dinner. The same that I would do with my family or my friends. Eating in France is more than just food, it is a highly social event of joy and sharing. It takes a little time because it is required to chat for a little between each dish^^. Those moments will be great to share experiences about food, traditions, experiences, travels and more. I also love talking about my country, it's culture and history so I will be more than happy to share about that with you. First, we will have "apéro", which is just talking with a drink and some finger food but there is no proper dinner in France without the apero ahaha. After that we will get a little more serious with the entrée, the main dish and dessert. Of course all of that will be accompanied with French wine. Most dishes I will cook, I learned from my mother, so you can be sure it will be hearty and traditionnal . I will do my best to make you feel at home, and maybe for a moment, like you have been living here forever.
Lyon Music & Wine tasting
Discover Lyon in an original way : A historical, musical & olfactory experience! FOR WHO: For travelers who love music, history, wine & architecture. I propose to discover the city of Lyon through its music heritage. An exciting journey through the town’s musical scenes & history through multiple approaches: historical, social and architectural that will allow us to psychoanalyze Lyon’s soul. HOW WE WILL DO IT: Along this experience, basically developed in Presqu’ile and slopes of Croix-Rousse hill, we will discover different stories and musical scenes from the past and the present with the support of musical playlists that we will listen to and comment on. We will discover Lyon through its urban, geological and social morphology through different musical periods of the town that have made it a unique city with a vibrant musical cultural past and present. BONUS TRACK : During the experience there is a break in a local winery that will allow us to take a break drinking & tasting a bottle of refreshing local wine.
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