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Vieux Lyon

69005, Lyon, France
+33 6 08 76 94 34
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Lyon's historic section is full of old buildings and a traditional old French atmosphere.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good31%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“old town” (215 reviews)
“cobbled streets” (60 reviews)
“tourist shops” (12 reviews)
LOCATION
69005, Lyon, France
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+33 6 08 76 94 34
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"old town"
in 215 reviews
"cobbled streets"
in 60 reviews
"tourist shops"
in 12 reviews
"quaint shops"
in 12 reviews
"crepes"
in 16 reviews
"secret passages"
in 18 reviews
"every corner"
in 12 reviews
"saint jean"
in 17 reviews
"walking tour"
in 28 reviews
"walk around"
in 16 reviews
"beautiful city"
in 14 reviews
"nice walk"
in 12 reviews
"on foot"
in 13 reviews
"tourist office"
in 20 reviews
"roman ruins"
in 16 reviews
"traboules"
in 165 reviews
"renaissance"
in 42 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

To walk the narrow streets of old Lyon is to step back in time and an opportunity to see , in the many lovely restaurants the reason that this is the gastronomic capital of France.

Thank F5822OZdavidb
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This neighborhood is unique in France, in that it’s apparently the largest remaining city quarter in the country representing renaissance architecture. Regardless, it’s lovely with nice narrow alleyways with hidden surprises everywhere you look.

Thank Stephen K
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This area of Lyon is fascinating--history and current days mixed in a lovely way. Much to do and easy to walk. Connected by a walking bridge to the other part of Lyon.

Thank Mary and Arnie S
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Most interesting part of Lyon, main street is Rue Saint Jean followed by Rue de Boeuf. Can spend a couple of hours here easily with shops, cafes, museums and taking funicular to Fourviere and checking the Traboules.

Thank kuepper
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Charming around in the small streets and a lot to see, bit too touristy and very hot when warm summer day.

Thank NathiOslo
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is one of those places that you think about afterwards as a truly “French” location. Strolling along the narrow streets lined with historic buildings, standing before a Medieval cathedral, smelling the freshly baked bread as you pass by bakeries, it’s all interesting. It’s not...More

Thank Alex B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Start at Cathedral St. Jean and then follow the streets that run parallel to the river: Rue St. Jean, Rue du Boeuf. Lots of "bouchons," the traditional Lyon bistro that typically serves a variety of meat "parts" (tripe, head, tongue, etc.) much more affordable than...More

Thank Merrill M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This wonderful old town was saved from demolition in the 60'ies and is now a fantastic look at how the silk trade was so important to Lyon. We did a walking tour and were very glad for the experience and information by our wonderful guide....More

Thank kirstiepurdie
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very charming plaza and area, very busy on weekends . Lots of restaurants and little quaint shops, nice for a walk. A bit touristy but there are good pockets for relaxation. The furnicular from the subway station goes up to the Roman ruins and...More

Thank Wennie W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This lovely city in France, is a nice destiny to relax and take it easy for a while, you can eat, shop, visit a few museums, walk down Vieux Lyon, wich is like traveling in to a fairy tale and also have a nice party....More

Thank Paulobolmon
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vox214
29 January 2018|
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Response from MistyCat_8 | Reviewed this property |
It's very easy and convenient to get around Lyon so don't worry about staying in the old town, it's much cheaper and better with a family to get a small apartment with a kitchenette so you can cook your own meals. We stayed... More
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If during rush hours, you can take the tube, the way is easy. Tube is connected to the Lyon Part Dieu train station. Take the line B direction Oullins, then change at station Saxe-Gambetta to reach line D direction Gare de... More
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