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Discovery Cruise around Barbe Island

River cruises
Discovery Cruise around Barbe Island

The city and nature

Relax and admire the changing scenery, the embankment that borders Vieux-Lyon and the hills in the Croix-Rousse district, all the way to the wild and verdant banks of Île Barbe, a medieval showcase and preserved natural environment on the outskirts of the city.
On the way, don't miss the landscaped banks of the Saône, punctuated by facilities and modern works of art.
Whether you're old or young, you're sure to enjoy sailing in the very heart of Lyon and its historic districts, all the way to Vaise.

Relaxation and change of scenery guaranteed!

Worth knowing

  • Please ensure you arrive 10 minutes before the cruise commences.
  • Booking is necessary.
  • Cancellation free of charge 72 hours before schedule activity.
  • In the event of flooding the day of the cruise, the navigation itinerary may be changed.
  • For health and safety reasons, animals are not allowed on board, with the exception of assistance dogs and guides for the blind.

As low as €15.00

& practical information



1 hour visit








Child from 3 to 10


Baby under 3



Meeting place

Boarding opposite 2 quai des Célestins - Lyon 2nd. At the foot of the Passerelle du Palais de Justice, left bank of the Saône river, by Place Bellecour.



Metro A or D > Bellecour

Customer reviews Ils ont fait cette visite
24 Review(s)

Amazing city, really beautiful.

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I recommend everyone to discover Lyon, a really beautiful town, nice monuments, and such a delicious food.

A beautiful cruise

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Well worth it on a beautiful sunny day. Appreciated the bilingual French/English explanations by the guide.

River cruise

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Really enjoyable trip getting a useful feel for the history and culture of the city and the vital role of the river

Lovely way to see the city

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It was a lovely, relaxing tour and the guide was amazing at switching between English and French. She provided all sorts of historical, cultural and current information about Lyon.


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Great information for tourists looking to explore Lyon!

Relaxing cruise!

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Really enjoyed the cruise and a very informative commentary! This was included in our Lyon City Pass.

Beautiful City

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The cruise was a supposed to be in both English and French, but there were lots of parts delivered in French that were not translated. Also the host spoke to some of the guests in French making lots of conversations and comments we could not understanding. The bar was not always manned and I nearly got locked in the toilet as the lock was faulty and difficult to open and close.

The views were amazing but it was not as interesting as I had hoped and went of for too long. Does not need to be an hour.

Informative river crossing

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The lady guide was lovely and well informed about the history of the area.
It was a lovely trip to and from along the river Saône.

Amazing service

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You get amazing service in the tourist office!

weekend in lyon

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We enjoyed our visit. We learn a lot about the history of Lyon as well as enjoyed the food.

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