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Luckily we Had a guide or else we would never have found them.. small passages between streets or... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
karen m
Sydney, Australia
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Hard to spot the entrance

Designed shortcuts through private property made available for public passage give view to medieval... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Luckily we Had a guide or else we would never have found them.. small passages between streets or lanes as a smal cut through I guess.. still residential areas so you need to be quiet and respectful to the locals living there

Thank karen m
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Designed shortcuts through private property made available for public passage give view to medieval courtyards, stairways and balconies. Traboules have been important hiding places and escape ppaths for the "Resistance"-rebels during WWII

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Whilst they were sometimes difficult to locate, the hunt around beautiful Vieux Lyon was the real prize.

Thank Susanne J
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first time in Lyon, we loved it, so much to do and see. We had heard about the traboules, not sure what to expect, it was very nice and original. We went both during the day and at night, I preferred at...More

Thank dtrottier2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You cannot be in Lyon without doing the traboules. Every door is a surprise. We did it with the kids and they really loved opening the unknown doors. One advise is to get before 18:00. If the door doesn’t open, try to push the button...More

Thank Thomas P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very well conserved, impressive. Easy to get here by funicular from the old Town station, first stop. There are lots of stairs so wear confortable shoes.

Thank Victor J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great way to learn a bit about the history, how terantb people were and are of strand Gets going through their buildings and how this is still feasible and allows today.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were mega surprised to find these lovely hidden courtyard along the tiny streets of Lyon, each one has its own hidden story and view

Thank Gerard m
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Supposedly there are 400 traboules in Lyon, with just over 40 open to the public and most of them are in Vieux-Lyon and Croix-Rousse. We chose to explore the traboules in the Vieux-Lyon area. Two of the favourites were the beautiful, “Tour Rose” a 16th...More

Thank KTGP
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Take the free walking tour and find the out of the way traboules - its worth it just to hear the stories behind them

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Maree D
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Response from Larry C | Reviewed this property |
Several independent tours. Ours was arranged by our river Tour company. From the internet: For the Vieux-Lyon traboules, the meeting place is outside the Vieux Lyon metro station. In Vieux-Lyon, these passageways are... More