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From Vieux-Lyon to Place des Terreaux, over the years

Guided tours
From Vieux-Lyon to Place des Terreaux, over the years

Through the ages…

On either side of the river Saône, you can see the gradual development of Lyon’s architecture from the Renaissance to the twentieth century.

Discover districts with a unique atmosphere that have been marked by social and technological transformations, including historical events big and small.

From the narrow paved streets of Vieux-Lyon (Old Lyon) to the Art Nouveau façades of the neighbourhood La Martinière, relive Lyon’s evolution in fast forward!

The advantages of this visit

You will be able to discover during this guided tour

  • The Place du Change
  • The Martinière district
  • Unparalleled architectural continuity

The guides

Delphine Delphine

Hej, hallo, hello, bonjour I'm Delphine, one of the twenty or so lecturing guides that work for the Guides' Bureau.Our service is incredibly rich: we all have our own profiles, our own interests, our own areas of study and our own favourite type of public.

And we all have one thing in common: LYON

What I love is the variety of its districts and their architecture, the wealth and diversity of its history and the Men who built it, the beauty of its monuments, particularly the light reflected from the façades that border the Saône early in the morning or at the end of the day; it's a trip in itself!

So after language studies which took me to live in Denmark and Germany, I returned to Lyon to work as a guide to lift the veil on "Myrelingues la Brumeuse"* and to share my enthusiasm with you who have come here to discover it or immerse yourself in it. (*title of a book by Claude le Marguet, set in 1536 in Lyon)

Paa gensyn, bis bald, see you soon, à bientôt !

Laurence Laurence

All I need is a sturdy pair of shoes and a good hat, and I'm ready to take you on a "voyage through our city" I'll be delighted to take you on a discovery tour of our "landmark" sights as well as my own favourites.

In other words, I'd like to help you gain insight into the soul of our city! And on the way, I'll tell you all about the history and art of our UNESCO-listed capital.

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

30 people

maximum per group

& practical information



2h visit



Walking guided tour


Meeting place

Place du Change - Lyon 5th



Metro A > Hôtel de Ville - Louis Pradel or metro D > Vieux-Lyon, then 10 mn on foot

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