Traboules du Vieux Lyon, Lyon

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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. See Traboules du Vieux Lyon and all Lyon has to offer by arranging your trip with our Lyon tour itinerary maker app.
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  • We had a few addresses to start with and once we got used to what we were looking for we came across several others on our own. The one at 27 Rue St Jean connects with 6 Rue des Trois Maries; and 31.....  more
    We had a few addresses to start with and once we got used to what we were looking for we came across several others on our own. The one at 27 Rue St Jean connects with 6 Rue des Trois Maries; and 31.....  more »
  • Interesting and mysterious. I actually found these harder to find on this trip than my previous one. Maybe they lock them more, except they’re not supposed to. Anyway, they are also handy... 
    Interesting and mysterious. I actually found these harder to find on this trip than my previous one. Maybe they lock them more, except they’re not supposed to. Anyway, they are also handy...  more »
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  • Amazing experience, I found it by accident and couldnt go back to it a aecond time even with google maps 🤦🏻‍♀️ but it is beautiful!
  • It was interesting however I personally found it overrated - do check it out though and decide for yourself

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