An unusual walk through the Croix-Rousse Guided tours

Next departure on 08/04/2023 at 11:00

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Guided tours Croix-Rousse
Tour proposed by ONLYLYON Tourisme et Congrès

Explore the hill and its slopes

Take a bambane (‘stroll’ or ‘walk’ in the local dialect) from the top of Croix-Rousse hill to the bottom of its slopes (known as ‘Les Pentes’). The history of this district is closely tied with that of silk, but that’s not all, as you will find out …

Along the way, you will discover original places and viewpoints, as well as some little-known spots. The Croix-Rousse is famous locally for its market and village atmosphere, as well as the history of the Canuts (silk workers) and their revolts. However, people have lived on the hill and its slopes since Antiquity, a fact that the Roman Amphitheatre of the Three Gauls (Amphithéâtre des Trois Gaules) bears witness to. Also, before the French Revolution, a number of religious congregations owned vast rural properties here, of which there are some beautiful remains, such as Saint-Bruno-lès-Chartreux, as well as some parks and gardens that are sometimes hidden from view…

As you make your way through the narrow streets, take in the magnificent views of Lyon from the hill, learn what Le Gros Caillou and La Ficelle are, and explore this authentic, calm and peaceful part of Lyon, where past and present come together, and many hidden treasures lie waiting to be discovered.
The tour ends at Les Halles de la Martinière, an indoor food market that has recently been renovated with a green approach, where you can taste some of the artisanal produce on offer.

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Please ensure you arrive 10 minutes before the tour commences.
Booking is necessary online or on +33(0)4 72 77 69 69
No cancellation fee 72 hours before the date of the tour.
Children and minors remain under the responsibility of their parents during this visit. The participation of an adult is mandatory for each reservation


2 hours


Guided tour on foot


Metro C > Croix-Rousse

Meeting point

Place de la Croix-Rousse at the exit of the Croix-Rousse metro station, Lyon 4th

Adults €13.00
From 8 to 18 & students €8.00
Children under 8 Free
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