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Traboules du Vieux Lyon, Lyon

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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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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  • The old traboules are unique to Lyon and its old city quarter (Vieux Lyon). A number of them are open to the public, all you need is to know on which door to knock! (Actually, access is easy). The tra...  read more »
  • Easy walk that gives an overview of old Lyon.Very interesting tour that tells of the history about the area, buildings, the people who have lived there and the passageways. 
  • Must-do tourist office tourist visa accompanied by guides that are not open to the public. A journey not to be missed if you come to Lyon.
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