The Presqu'ile tour: 2000 years of History Guided tours

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Guided tours Presqu'ile
Tour proposed by ONLYLYON Tourisme et Congrès

Embark on a charming stroll along the quays and wharfs of the Saône!

Crossed by two rivers, Lyon is a city that has been able to benefit from its geographical location. From the sides of the Saône, you can see how Lyon’s development was closely linked with the river.

On the banks of the Saône, between the iconic monuments and colourful buildings, you can see Lyon’s historic centre in a different light. The view of Fourvière hill takes you back to the origins of the city, founded in the Roman era at that location. Following the curve of the Saône, you can admire the Vieux-Lyon district, from the medieval St Jean Cathedral to the neoclassical colonnade of the Palais de Justice amidst all of the Renaissance facades. A look at the Croix-Rousse hill and its 19th century buildings brings to mind the golden age of Lyon’s silk industry.

The bridges, embankments and low-lying quays are all aspects of the landscape that highlight the importance of the river and the ability to cross it in Lyon’s history.

It’s a great time to rediscover the riverside, so take a walk along the new developments along the banks of the Saône and enjoy a unique perspective on Lyon.

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Please ensure you arrive 10 minutes before the tour commences
Booking is necessary
Cancellation free of charge 72 hours before schedule activity
Children and minors remain under the responsibility of their parents during this visit. The participation of an adult is mandatory for each reservation
#gourdefriendly In Lyon, we refill your drinking bottle with a smile! At the begining or at the end of your tour, take advantage of your visit to the Tourist Office to fill your water bottle free of charge.




Guided tour on foot


Metro D > Vieux-Lyon

Meeting point

In front of the Tourist Office, Place Bellecour - Lyon 2nd

Adults €13.00
From 8 to 18 & students €8.00
Children under 8 Free
With Lyon City Card Free

15 kilomètres of peace and quiete !

The City has successfully completed a project aimed at reconquering its rivers. Enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the banks of the Saône by strolling along the pedestrian walkway from the Confluence area to Barbe Island, completed in 2013...

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This guided tour is included
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