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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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  • With a guide from the tourist office or by you losing Court according to your mood you will not be disappointed...
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  • The teens loved look a little hidden traboules entries... There is a playful to these visits.
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  • Cultural visit is historic at the same time, see the silk manufacturing workshop which exist for years and are now in the form of Museum. We did the tour with lyon package visit Card.
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