Visit Lyon, a city with Roman heritage known as the capital of Gaul, with an architectural importance seen in its old neighborhoods which Lyon’s historic silk trade has made of some of them UNESCO World Heritage Sites! This gorgeous city offers the world a wealth of relics in monuments, street art, museums, rivers, cathedrals, as well as the most renowned French cuisine. Join the Free Tours of Lyon to see the spectacular Place Bellecour, considered the largest in Europe surrounded by the Rhône and Saône rivers. Stroll by Rue de la République, which leads to the Lyon Opera; Herriot, with the shops, and Victor Hugo. Take a chance to admire Lyon’s famous murals elaborated in trompe l’oeil, a special pictorial technique very different from graffiti.
Feel amazed upon the Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière, one of the most important buildings that can be seen from anywhere in the city built in a combination of Gothic, Byzantine, and Roman styles. See the Cathédrale Saint Jean Baptiste, its impressive stained glass windows in its Chapel of the Bourbons, and hear about the astronomical clock inside! Walk through the Vieux Lyon, a unique neighborhood recognized for its medieval architecture, Renaissance extensive atmosphere, scattering shops, restaurants and views, between the Fourvière hill and the Saône river.
Discover the well-preserved Odeon of Lyon which offers seasonal music events. Experience the astonishing Amphithéâtre des Trois Gaules, the view of the Lugdunum Musée et Théâtres Romains, and many other exceptional structures that make Lyon one of the most representative cities in France!
Free Walking Tours in Lyon offer a comfortable, fun, and educational closeness to the city’s everyday life. One can also find many historical footprints in its churches, medieval streets and regenerated architecture, culinary delights, local products, printing industry, museums, theatres, not to mention in the Vieux Lyon neighborhood. Enjoy exploring one of France’s greatest cities next to a local for free!
See Lyon by foot and save a few bucks! The foremost way to get a chance to explore the city and learn about its history is by joining one of the free walking tours offered throughout this amazing place. Below you’ll find two of the best free walking activities at your disposal:
On this 2.5 hour tour every visitor will get the perfect acquaintance to one of France’s largest cities and culinary capital of the world! Even locals will love strolling around Lyon’s historic sites and find out which interesting facts and stories of its past they didn’t know about their hometown! Join a friendly guide on a free walk, enjoy the city’s architecture, art, culture, and vibrant personality!
Cover Lyon’s famous Medieval and Renaissance neighborhoods by foot in a few hours! Start at Place Saint-Jean, continue strolling along the Cathedral, Horloge Astronomique, La Tour Rose, Palais de Justice, Rue de la République, and others. Visit Vieux Lyon and Presqu’lle, learn about French resistance and find out who Klaus Barbie was or hear more about his life. Feel amazed upon the Hôtel Dieu and meet an incredible local guide for free!
Please note Strawberry Tours does not operate the tours listed above, however, we are currently looking for people from all over the world who are excited to show their hometown to others.
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