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Croix-Rousse Tours

Centered around the 254-meter hill of the same name, the Croix-Rousse district was the heart of Lyon’s 18th-century silk industry, with the influx of workers earning it the nickname ‘the hill that works’, while neighboring Fourvière was dubbed ‘the hill that prays’. The historic district makes a fascinating addition to a walking tour, with its unique traboules - narrow, tunnel-like passageways that served as the setting to the 19th-century silk-workers revolt - snaking between the historic workshops and running down to the riverside. Today, some of the traboules have been restored, most notably the Passage Thiaffait, which is now home to the ‘Village of Creators’ and lined with artist’s galleries, crafts workshops and fashion boutiques.

The lively district retains its village-like atmosphere and is now crammed with bars, restaurants and cafes, many of which offer impressive views along the riverside. Additional highlights include the daily Croix-Rousse Market, the ruins of the Roman Amphitheatre of the Three Gauls, the landmark Gros Caillou (literally, a ‘Big Rock’) and the Croix-Rousse tunnel, a bus, bike and pedestrian route that burrows through the hill and is now the backdrop for a dazzling light and sound show.

Practical Info

The Croix-Rousse quarter is located in 1st and 4th arrondissements of Lyon.

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1.5-Hour Small-Group Electric Bike Tour in Lyon, Lyon, null
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1.5-Hour Small-Group Electric Bike Tour in Lyon

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This tour allows you to discover the city in just 1.5 hours! From Vieux Lyon (the old town) through the Tête d'Or park and the banks of the Rhône, ...  Read more

Location: Lyon, France
Duration: 78 minutes (approx.)

From USD $37.78
Lyon Croix-Rousse City Tram Tour with Audio Guide, Lyon, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Lyon Croix-Rousse City Tram Tour with Audio Guide

Lyon City Tram is a small touristic train which proposes atypical visits of the famous district of Croix-Rousse. The tour is audio guided and permits you to ...  Read more

Location: Lyon, France
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $11.33

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