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Self-guided audio tour: Croix-Rousse hill and Les Canuts

Self-guided audio tour: Croix-Rousse hill and Les Canuts

The history of the Canut silk-workers

With this self-guided audio-tour designed by Laura, a professional guide who is passionate about her work, discover Croix-Rousse hill and its magnificent slopes, with their paved streets, as you learn about the history of Lyon’s former silk-workers: the Canuts! Explore the district with your smartphone, which will begin stories and give directions automatically, at the right place and the right time.
Leaving from the Boulevard des Canuts, follow your guide’s voice on your smartphone, which will tell stories automatically when you reach the spot where they happened.

As you explore the district, learn about the fascinating history of the Canuts, as Lyon’s silk-workers were known, and the famous Jacquard loom. You will discover the city’s legends, such as the huge stone placed on top of the hill that is said to have come all the way from the Alps! You can also admire the beautiful Fresque des Canuts, a giant trompe l'oeil mural, measuring an impressive 1200 m², which depicts the special atmosphere of the Croix-Rousse district so well.

Worth knowing

  • A fully charged smartphone, the Rewind app, earbuds or headphones, and an Internet connection are required to enjoy this tour.
  • The Rewind app is available for Apple iOS or Google Android.
  • You can begin this tour when you please, from 10 am to 5:30 pm.
  • Please go to the rendezvous point to activate the commentary and begin your self-guided audio-tour.
  • Want to take a break? No problem, you can pick up your tour where you left off, whenever you wish.
  • When your purchase is complete, you will receive a confirmation email with the activation code for the tour and instructions to follow to download the app.
  • Tour not recommended for people with reduced mobility.
  • Non-cancellable and non-refundable tour.
This visit is included in the Lyon City Card!

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& practical information



1h30 visit



Self-guided audio tour


Meeting place

36 Boulevard des Canuts - Lyon 4th



Metro C > Hénon

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

An entertaining walk

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I enjoyed seeing history and art as I strolled this Lyon neighborhood. Felt like I was away from the tourist crowd and getting a local experience. Even stopped in a vintage clothing show (while the audio paused automatically).

Highly recommend!

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We liked it very much. Interesting stories and easy to use.

Lyon Lover

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My wife and I really enjoyed staying in Lyon. Excellent transit system made it easy to see the city and all its sites. Wonderful restaurants. Always felt very safe. Many beautiful historic sites to visit.

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