Lyon during the Resistance
Jean Moulin and the Armée des Ombres (Army of Shadows)
Lyon, referred to as the "Capital of the Resistance" by General de Gaulle during the Liberation, has not forgotten the men and women who helped change the course of history.
Suited to all types of public, our guided tours csour the city to uncover iconic locations, and walk in the footsteps of Lyon's Resistance fighters.
On foot or by coach, throught the traboules, in front of the former Gestapo headquarters or the house of Doctor Dugoujon where Jean Moulin whas arrested, relive the battles waged by men and women determinated to overcome their oppressors.
The advantages of this visit
You will be able to discover during this guided tour
- the major figures of the French Resistance in Lyon
- How the Resistance networks made Lyon their base
- The daily lives of the city’s residents like during the war, with food rations, curfews, secrecy and denunciations
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.
My tours invite you to view the city like a tightrope walker balancing between light-heartedness and knowledge, gastronomy and architecture, silk and alchemy, football and botany, cinema and historic periods... And many other subjects that are the essence of Lyon.
Although I'm interested in the world in general, I chose to return to the city where I grew up, not to work but to pursue a passion: guiding visitors through Lyon, my home town. I will take you on a trip through time, from past to future, in a city where you can never be bored, and where there's something of interest for every generation. .
So if you want to discover the different areas in Lyon like a real little "gone" (street urchin), don't hesitate to follow me! I've worn out many pairs of trainers in the traboules and on the slopes of the three hills, I'm acquainted with Guignol's entire repertoire, and know where you can enjoy the best mâchons.
If you're interested, I'll be waiting under the horse's tail!
maximum per group
Tour proposed byONLYLYON Tourisme et Congrès
& practical information
Walking guided tour or on coach
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