Private guided walking tour for 1 or 2 people of the Croix Rousse
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Private guided walking tour for 1 or 2 people of the Croix Rousse

Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian , French
Availability: Every day
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: Flexible
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Discover the history of the Canuts who have made the silk in Lyon during this private tour
  • Stroll through one of the city's most historic neighborhoods
  • Explore the unmissable and secret places of the Croix Rousse with a professional guide
What to expect

This guided tour offers you the opportunity to discover the unique history of silk in Lyon. In the 16th century, King Francis I granted privileges to two Genoese. By providing know-how and tools, they will contribute to the establishment of Lyon's leading industry. It will remain the only one for several centuries. For three centuries, the "Canuts" of Lyon wove silk, gold, and silver in the Saint Georges district. In the 19th century, they moved with their families and trades to the Croix-Rousse hill. It will then become the noisy "hill that works" in front of the silent "hill that prays".

This visit offers you the opportunity to unwind the silk thread in Lyon. As you wander along the slopes of the hill, you will discover the history of silk, the social history of a district but also a particular architecture combining professional activity and private life. The visit will end in one of the last silk workshops.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitised between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • What's included
    • Private walking tour with an expert guide for 2 people max
    Where

    26 Place de la Croix-Rousse, 69004 Lyon, France

    Meeting point:

    You will meet your guide at Place de la Croix-Rousse, in Lyon.

    What to remember
    • Comfortable shoes are recommended
    • The arrival of the tour will be at Place des Terreaux
    • Private visit for 2 people max
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    When
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
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    Provider
    Aimer Savoir T&E
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 48 hours before the experience begins.

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