Discover Old Lyon – the most amazing district in the city. What is the significance of Lyon Cathedral? The city is like a labyrinth made of surprising courtyards and passageways with stupendous gothic staircases or Italian galleries. Your local professional guide will take you to the most interesting places. You will be walking in alleys paved with cobblestones and admire those multi-colored Renaissance facades. You will hear fascinating facts about the city. This tour is especially recommended if you are visiting Lyon for the first time.
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  • Learn the historical and cultural importance
  • Explore architectural marvels
  • Admire vibrant facades and hear intriguing city facts.


  • Professional local tour guide


  • MHL - Musée d'Histoire de Lyon Admission Fees
  • Musée Cinéma et Miniature (OUVERT) Admission Fees
  • Le Coin Vert Admission Fees

Route & Duration

2 hours
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    MHL - Musée d'Histoire de Lyon

    The Musée d'Histoire de Lyon is one of the museums in the Saint-Jean neighborhood of Lyon's 5th arrondissement. It is housed in the Hôtel des Pierrevive, which has been renamed "Hôtel de Gadagne," together with the MAM - Musée des arts de la Marionnette, which is a small theater with a program of puppet theater plays and conferences, a store, a café-restaurant, and a hanging garden with views of the city. Its holdings include over 80,000 diverse exhibits such as paintings, sculptures, pictures, manuscripts, items, medals, and sketches.

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    Vieux Lyon

    The Vieux Lyon, often known as Old Lyon, is Lyon's largest Renaissance quarter. Vieux-Lyon, the city's oldest quarter, was the first in France to be protected by the Malraux law, which was enacted to conserve France's cultural treasures in 1964. It is one of Europe's largest Renaissance communities, spanning 424 hectares between the Fourvière hill and the Saône river. Because of its historical significance and architecture, Vieux Lyon and adjacent neighborhoods of Lyon were placed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1998.

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    Musée Cinéma et Miniature (OUVERT)

    Dan Ohlmann, a miniaturist artist, created the Miniature and Cinema Museum, formerly known as the Museum of Miniatures and Film Sets, in 2005. It is situated in the old Maison des Avocats, a historic listed structure. The museum has two permanent collections: one dedicated to miniature art and another to special effects methods utilized in film production. On the upper level, the museum maintains the whole collection of works by Dan Ohlmann, as well as pieces by Ronan-Jim Sevellec, Julien Martinez, Françoise Andres, Yves Chouard, and Michel Perez. Twelve rooms are dedicated to film special effects techniques, complete with original equipment and parts: masks and prostheses, inlay background, animatronics, miniature vehicles, miniature sets, matte paintings, life-size sets, models, costumes, live effects, stop motion, 3D animation, and digital. Rooms containing sets from the film Le Parfum (Grenouille's cellar and workshop, Baldini's office, perfume shop) are also on display. Among the animatronics on display are the queen from Alien vs. Predator, the monster from Mimic, and the floating galleon Richelieu from Paul W.S. Anderson's The Three Musketeers.

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    Cathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste

    Lyon Cathedral, also known as Cathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste, is a Roman Catholic cathedral located on Place Saint-Jean in central Lyon. It is dedicated to Saint John the Baptist and serves as the official residence of the Archbishop of Lyon. It was begun in 1180 on the ruins of a 6th-century church and finished in 1476. Despite its lengthy building period, its architectural style is very constant. The structure, along with other historic buildings in Lyon's core, was listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1998. It is also known as a "Primatiale" since the Pope bestowed the archbishop of Lyon the title of Primate of All the Gauls in 1079, giving him legal control over the kingdom's main archbishops. Lyon has an annual Festival of Lights in December. The custom dates back to 1643 when the citizens of Lyon would set a lit candle in the window on December 8, a ritual that many locals still do today. A coordinated lighting show occurs on the cathedral's façade during the Festival.

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    Le Coin Vert

    Le Coin Vert is a well-known fresh French and vegetarian restaurant in the city. The chain "Au Coin Vert" provides you with a one-of-a-kind experience to enjoy with others around you: you may fill a basket with fresh fruits and vegetables from their vegetable garden, then let the amazing cook prepare it for you and taste it!

Meeting Point

The main entrance pf Cathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste (Place Saint-Jean, 69005 Lyon, France) See Map

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.