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The Croix-Rousse Visits of neighbourhoods

This area is not only charming, it is a state of mind. People tend to think of themselves as inhabiting La Croix-Rousse before they think of Lyon!

It's worth remembering that its village atmosphere and bon vivant spirit are omnipresent: a large daily market, innumerable excellent food stores, restaurants, cafés with terraces, schools… 
Many artists have moved to its slopes dotted with galleries, designer stores and café theatres.
Painted walls are investing the façades, and the area even has some of the loveliest specimens in the city!
You can also can visit many traboules, the most famous of which is the majestic Cour des Voraces. 'Cours-traboules' agreements have been signed by residents, property owners and local authorities to enable visitors to discover these areas within the framework of comprehensive, intimate tours.
They ensure a quality reception for visitores and respect for the lives of local residents.

Inhabitants' advise

Patience pays : Are there already people? Wait until the traboule empties before entering, as you will appreciate it even more when it's quiet!
Silence is golden:Your voice will resonate easily (and there may be children taking a nap in neighbouring buildings)!
Eyes wide open: There are amny traboules and hidden courtyards. Use the map of Lyon to discover them all and get off the beaten track!

And Croix-Rousse is also "the working hill"...

Croix-Rousse is an industrious Hill, the stronghold of Lyon's former silk workers, or canuts, and the silk industry since the 18th century. The buildings that are characteristic of the "pentes" or slopes, and connected by traboules, were specially designed at that time to house weaving machines in workshop apartments with high ceilings and windows that let in the light.
A tradition that has been kept alive by Soierie Vivante and La Maison des Canuts.
You're sure to love this original and lively district with its strong personality directly inherited from the canuts


Visit in pictures

From the traboules to the Mural of famous people of Lyon, go for a charming gentle slope walk through the silk workers’ district...