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Vieux Lyon
Vieux Lyon

Vieux Lyon

9.226 reviews
Sights and Museums, Bars, Clubs and Nightlife, Shopping, Neighborhood
Ranked #1 in Lyon things to do
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69005 Lyon, France
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Vieux Lyon, or Old Lyon, is a historian’s and foodie’s paradise. Located south of Paris, this ancient district offers culturally diverse architecture, spectacular dining options and access to some of ... Read more
the world’s most famous structures. View Old Lyon from above on Fourviere Hill, or descend into its famous traboules and explore the secret passageways and winding staircases built in the Middle Ages to connect the streets. Feast your eyes on Gothic and Romanesque structures at the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourviere, The Cathedral of Saint Jean and Saint-Georges church. In December of each year, experience the world-renowned Festival of Lights. Known as the gastronomic center of France, Old Lyon hosts nearly 15 Michelin-starred restaurants; alternatively, enjoy the charming, tiny bouchons and experience the rustic simplicity of generations-old recipes. Guided tours are available in English and French.

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Brooklyn, État de New York, États Unis

This is the most touristed part of Lyon. It can feel a bit kitsch but remains lovely and is still less overrun than the Latin Quarter in Paris.

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Berlin, Germany

Beautiful streets filled with character, charm and lots of great restaurants, old town really is the best part of Lyon!

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Los Angeles

Explore the Les Traboules and have lunch in St. jean plaza.
Hike to the hilltop cathedral for a panoramic view of Lyon!

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Clemson

Really pretty side of town. The shops on the main streets seem a bit touristy but the building are amazing!

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Paranaque, Philippines

The old town is always my favorite in any city and this goes the same for Lyon. Wish we had more time to explore and walk along the cobbled street with colorful buildings.

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Old cobbled streets take you on a walk into the past. Explore the famed traboules, sip a cafe in Vieux Lyon or explore the best buchon restaurants.

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St. Petersburg, Florida, USA

Just two hours from Paris on the fantastic TGV this is well worth a visit for its food and architecture. I love Lyon. So much to see and do and it makes for a great side trip out of Paris.

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Los Angeles, California, USA

Vieux Lyon is the heart of the city, with fabulous restaurants and pubs, it is the perfect spot to walk around winter or summer.

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Oakland, California, USA
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Vieux Lyon is Awesome!!! It's located west of the Saone River and is completely different than the rest of Lyon. The moment you're in Vieux Lyon, you notice the cobble stone streets and that's just the beginning. It really feels like you're taking a step back into time when walking through this part of town from everything from the narrow alleyways, the old style of architecture to the many bouchons (traditional Lyonnais restaurants).

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adventure travelers, art and design lovers, family travelers, local culture

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San Francisco, California

Like going back to the renaissance period

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Local from Lyon, France

almost leaving...five days left

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Toronto, Ontario

Très jolie - faut monter au sommet de la colline pour bien voir la vue panoramique de la ville.

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