Walking tours

Private guided walking tour of the Croix Rousse

Availability: Every day
Duration: 2 hours
Language: English , Italian , French
Mobile voucher accepted
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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What's included
  • Private walking tour with an expert guide
What's not included
  • Meals and drinks
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses

Place de la Croix-Rousse, 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 a group of 3 to 30 people
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  • Every day
  • Possible departures every half hour from 9.00am to 5.00pm
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Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 2 days before the activity begins.

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