Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #16 in Lyon, France


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 6 sights
Distance 4.8 km
Ascend 214 m
Descend 165 m

Experience Lyon in France in a whole new way with our self-guided sightseeing tour. This site not only offers you practical information and insider tips, but also a rich variety of activities and sights you shouldn't miss. Whether you love art and culture, want to explore historical sites or simply want to experience the vibrant atmosphere of a lively city - you'll find everything you need for your personal adventure here.

Individual Sights in Lyon

Sight 1: DRAC Rhône-Alpes

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The granary of abundance is a former granary of the city of Lyon, in the French department of Rhône, Rhône-Alpes region.

Wikipedia: Grenier d'abondance (FR), Website

567 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 2: Fort Saint-Jean

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The Fort Saint-Jean is located in the 1st arrondissement of Lyon and part of the first fort belt of Lyon, which includes Fort de Loyasse, and the now-demolished Fort Duchère and Fort de Caluire.

Wikipedia: Fort Saint-Jean (Lyon) (EN)

756 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 3: La Fanny

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352 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 4: Portail du Château de la Tourette

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The Château de la Tourette was a pleasure residence located in the La Croix-Rousse district of Lyon. It was completely destroyed with the exception of the main door, which was classified as a historical monument by decree of 22 January 1910.

Wikipedia: Château de la Tourette (FR)

1166 meters / 14 minutes

Sight 5: Galeries souterraines de la balme Saint-Clair

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The Fishbones, also underground galleries of the Balme Saint-Clair or sometimes the Fantasques network, is the name given to a network of ancient galleries located under the Croix-Rousse plateau in Lyon. This archaeological site consists of galleries arranged in steps and all inclined towards the Rhône.

Wikipedia: Arêtes de poisson (FR)

1982 meters / 24 minutes

Sight 6: Historic Site of Lyon

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Vieux Lyon is the largest Renaissance district of Lyon. In 1964, Vieux-Lyon, the city's oldest district, became the first site in France to be protected under the Malraux law to protect France's cultural sites. Covering an area of 424 hectares between the Fourvière hill and the river Saône, it is one of Europe's most extensive Renaissance neighborhoods. There are three distinct sections: Saint Jean, Saint Paul and Saint Georges. In 1998, Vieux Lyon was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List along with other districts in Lyon because of its historical importance and architecture.

Wikipedia: Vieux Lyon (EN), Heritage Website


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