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Traboules du Vieux Lyon, Lyon
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Traboules are a type of covered passageway Lyon is known for. Traboules du Vieux Lyon were built mainly as footpaths for silk merchants in the 14th century to transport their goods. However, some believe that they appeared as early as the 4th century to transport water from the Saone river to people's homes. During World War II, Traboules du Vieux Lyon provided cover for local resistance fighters against German invasion. About 40 traboules are open to the public; others are only for private use. Keep your eyes peeled inside the snake-like passageways. You may spot secret exits, hidden spiral staircases, and shortcuts that lead to an off-the-beaten path cafe. Make Traboules du Vieux Lyon part of your personalized Lyon itinerary using our Lyon vacation planner.
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  • We returned to Lyon because I wanted to bring friends to see the traboules this summer in a quick visit I had visited. But then I was lucky enough to meet two French ladies dedication that had accompanied her throughout a circuit that I liked a lot; back with girlfriends I couldn't find the path is walked only to empty. Poorly signposted and unobtainable. Too bad.....
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  • Typical passage of old Lyon .you spend alleys in alleys to discover these magnificent inland course. You will discover in these small streets of true Lyonnais caps and discover specialties culinary Lyonnais (Lyon sausage, apron of Sapper etc...)
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  • He clenched his shame come to lyon without visiting its traboules. A visit is enough to discover its curious places. Dare to push at least a door.
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