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The Lyon crime trail

Guided tours
The Lyon crime trail

Explore the sites of some of the worst crimes to have occurred throughout Lyon's long and occasionally grim history.

The tour includes a walk through the town, as you take a journey back through the ages, from the 14th century up to the present day, discovering the history of some of the city’s darker characters whose crimes and misdeeds once terrorised the good folk of Lyon.

These squares, streets and buildings were once the scenes of their misdemeanours and have inspired many a writer and filmmaker.

The advantages of this visit

You will be able to discover during this guided tour

  • A totally unusual guided tour!
  • The dark and nefarious side of Lyon
  • The major criminal cases of the last 6 centuries!

The guides

Anne Anne

I started out by working as a lecturing guide for a travel agency for 7 years. Then I decided to settle permanently and resumed my initial job as a guide in my hometown.

I have a passion for History, and the Middle Ages and the Renaissance in particular, and the history of art, and therefore particularly enjoy being in this city which boasts several centuries of history.

I love good food, and really blossom in this capital of gastronomy, where good food is part of local culture. So I quite naturally took an interest in the history of food and chefs.

So many passions I intend to share with you during your next visit.

Kind regards from Lyon!

Fabienne Fabienne

How lucky I am to have been able to study the history of art and archaeology in Lyon. It's magic! From the Roman theatres to the Musée des Confluences, past, present and future combine in beauty and harmony, just like the gold, silver and silk threads woven by the canuts.

Let's set out for a spot of "trabouling" with Rabelais' ghost, who will lead us from Hôtel-Dieu to the wealthy homes of the merchant bankers in Vieux-Lyon, stopping at inns, bouchons or star-rated restaurants on the way…

Let your eyes feast on the golden light that's worthy of Italy, and gilds the slopes of Croix-Rousse on summer evenings as you stroll along the embankment amid the seagulls and boats.

I love this city because life is so sweet here, and I love telling visitors all about it, as the enthusiastic urbanist in me sees the city as a living organism.

Véronique Véronique

When seeking to share Lyon's heritage with people, I like to broach the question from the viewpoint of technical skills and know-how, and even economy, whether it's architecture and town planning, or vineyards and gastronomy.

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As low as

25 people

maximum per group

& practical information



2h visit



Guided tour on foot


Meeting place

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



Metro A et D > Bellecour

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