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. See Traboules du Vieux Lyon and all Lyon has to offer by arranging your trip with our Lyon tour itinerary maker app .
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  • We did a tour with the office of tourism that has allowed to know the history of the traboules otherwise I think we n would never have known, except to read the history of lyon before coming. Very interesting and your pretty! Then we recommend trabouler!
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  • Fun day. A wandering the traboules! Consider asking a plan either to the Mayor (5 place the small college) old lyon! Either Union to place Bellecour initiatives if you visit beautiful traboules stand of happiness because it was a door closes at 11: 00 there are places magical good day to you
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  • During a gourmet ride, our guide made us go through the traboules, it was magical, architectures are beautiful. Beautiful discovery.
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