Lyon City Tram City Tram Croix-Rousse

Next departure on 08/04/2023 at 11:30

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Tour proposed by Lyon City Tour

Meander through the Croix-Rousse district

This small tourist train toils up the slopes of the historic Croix-Rousse district with its unusual charm. Lyon City Tram shows you the hill of the canuts from an unusual perspective. And the vehicle's design was not chosen at random either: it resembles Croix-Rousse's former cable car nicknamed Ficelle by the locals.

After departing from the heart of the city centre, this little train with its panoramic roofs scales the hills of the Croix-Rousse district to reveal its unusual architecture, with the amphitheatre of the three Gauls and several painted walls on the way: the "Fresque Végétale Lumière", the "Mur des Canuts", a painted wall devoted to Lyon's silk workers, and the trompe-l'oeil painting of Lyon's most famous inhabitants.
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Worth to know

Please ensure you arrive 10 minutes before the tour commences.
Accessible to people with reduced mobility
Booking is necessary
Cancellation free of charge 72 hours before schedule activity
Departures at 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m., 3:15 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. (+5:45 during July and August


1 hour


Tourist Tram


Metro A or C > Hôtel de Ville Louis Pradel

Meeting point

1 rue de la Martinière, in front of Fresque des Lyonnais Célèbres - Lyon 1st

Adult €10.00
Child from 4 to 15 €6.00
Baby under 4 Free

A special architecture

The sheer size of the Jacquard looms meant Croix-Rousse hill buildings had to be designed with ceilings over 4m high and large windows for better lighting. The ‘traboules’ covered passageways protected the silk from the rain during transport.