Traboules du Vieux Lyon
Traboules du Vieux Lyon
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  • Vieux Lyon - Cathédrale St.Jean • 4 min walk
  • Cordeliers • 9 min walk
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segalit
israel199 contributions
Feb 2024 • Solo
The passage corridors are very impressive. Bright and some are quite dark. The entrance from the street closes at 1300 because people still live in these troubles, so visiting hours are limited. You must keep quiet during the visit. The passage with the pink tower is spectacular in its beauty. There is also a beautiful art gallery with a very sympathetic host.
Written 10 February 2024
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permia
Ireland40,804 contributions
Sept 2023 • Couples
Even though hundreds of these passageways existed at one time, the majority are now closed, or private.

It was great accessing one on Rue Saint-Jean that is classed as the longest in the city. Atmospheric it certainly was as we made our way quietly through courtyards and past buildings.
Written 7 November 2023
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PamC49022
Charlotte, NC44 contributions
Apr 2023 • Solo
The Traboules du Vieux Lyon are an essential part of the history of Lyon both in the past and in the present. Many are free and ope, others are accessible with a guide only, and some are closed and only used for storage. Each one Is Unique.
Written 8 April 2023
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Max P
Los Angeles, CA209 contributions
Feb 2023
Fun thing to pop into and through. We enjoyed it while walking through the old city. The history is interesting.
Written 17 February 2023
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Christian M
Copenhagen, Denmark4,012 contributions
Jan 2023
We found one of the famous traboules - but the door was closed. The door in the other end in another street was closed, too. How to get inside?

We must have looked rather baffled and confused, because one of the locals stopped and showed us that you just have to push a button next to the door, and then it opens.

Remember only to reveal the secret to people who deserves it - like you and me (c;
Written 9 January 2023
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LadyPaddler
Eau Claire, WI118 contributions
Sept 2022
These are "hidden" walkways and courtyards that were used by the silk industry...1800s I think. You have to look for the doors along the streets. Nothing spectacular to see.
Written 13 October 2022
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Sharon D
12 contributions
Sept 2022
The Traboules were a part of a walking tour and they were an absolute, do not miss! Really enjoyed this tour.
Written 4 October 2022
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Bogdan2005
Bucharest, Romania471 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
We visited these sites on our visit in Lyon and found them very interesting and, somehow, unique. It is practically a chain of connected culoirs linking blocks and buildings.
Written 30 June 2022
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minnesotans4
Saint Paul, MN2,847 contributions
May 2022 • Family
We had the addresses for several traboules located at 27 rue St Jean and 31 rue du Boeuf in Vieux Lyon. The door was closed and didn’t realize at first that we could just open it. There was a sign saying to be quiet in respect to the people who live there. During the war, the city was a strong hold for French resistance and many of these passages enabled the people to escape Gestapo raids.
Written 22 May 2022
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Nancy_Ottawa
Ottawa, Canada632 contributions
Mar 2022
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 Rue du Boeuf connects with 14 Rue de la Bombarde. Out of respect for people living in nearby apartments, try to keep your voice down inside the passageways.
Written 30 March 2022
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