Slow Travel Guide Lyon, France
The very first SageOnEarth Slow Travel Guide Lyon, France is offering you some precious walks to discover “Vieux Lyon” (Lyon Old Town). To achieve this, we are sharing with you our favourite addresses to enjoy the pleasures of the capital of the French gastronomy. In this guide you will find some places to sleep, travel tips and self guided tours. Don’t miss our favourite photos in one ultimate album.
About this guide
This very first SageOnEarth Guide is about Vieux Lyon (Lyon Old Town). Through this guide, we will take you in some of the most charming streets of France, in a Renaissance spirit. First you must know that Lyon is the third biggest city in France and one of the oldest. However, Lugdunum, as the Romans used to call it, was already a vibrant trading place 2000 years ago. The reason is, it’s strategically located on two hills: “La Croix Rousse” and “Fourvière” and between two rivers: the “Saône” and the “Rhône”.
Nowadays, the city is divided into 9 arrondissements but we will focus on the oldest part of the city. Eventually, wandering through the “Traboules”, in the 5th arrondissement along the Saône river and the Fourvière Hill, will be at heart of this book. The Saône river and the cobblestone streets will delight you for a while with History as well as with Gastronomy… Let’s start!
Table of Contents
This online guide is as complete as its previous Pdf version, but is not a book. The Table of Content was then less useful. However, it remains quite a long guide so a simplified Table is here to help you go easily through these pages:
All the links of this guide in one list!
Your walk links
Lyon Saint Exupéry airport: https://www.lyonaeroports.com/en/
TCL (public transport in Lyon): http://www.tcl.fr/en
Gadagne Museum: http://www.gadagne.musees.lyon.fr/index.php/gadagne/(lang)/en
Nicolas Bruno Jacquet (guided tours in French): https://www.visite-guidee-lyon.com/nicolas-bruno-jacquet
Nomade Land Lyon (guided tours in English): https://www.nomade-land-lyon.com/english-guidedtours
Tourism Office in Lyon: http://www.en.lyon-france.com/?_ga=1.74623890.1407369425.1487247849
The Shop Eat and Sleep links
Savonnerie Rampal Latour: http://www.rampal-latour.com/
Le Petit Musee de Guignol: http://www.musee-de-guignol.fr/index-us.html
La Petite Bulle: https://www.lapetitebulle.fr/
Le Sirop de la Rue: http://www.lesiropdelarue.com/
Voisin – Au Vieux Palais: http://www.chocolat-voisin.com/chocolatier-lyon-torrefacteur
Le Comptoir de Mathilde: http://www.lecomptoirdemathilde.com/en/
Francois Pralus: https://www.chocolats-pralus.com/en/our-background-history.html
Secrets d’Apiculteur: http://www.secretsdapiculteur.com/en/
Chez Marie: http://www.chezmarie-bouchonlyonnais.com/
A la Traboule: http://www.restaurant-alatraboule.com/
Le Luminarium: https://www.facebook.com/LeLuminarium/
A la Marquise: http://alamarquise.fr/
La Fabrique Givree: http://www.lafabriquegivree.com/
Terre Adelice: https://www.terre-adelice.eu/glacierlyon.php
Suite St Paul: https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/16489628
La Suite St Georges: https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/4192486
La Suite St Jean: https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/3478433
Heart of Lyon: https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/16285771
Fourvière Hotel: http://www.fourviere-hotel.com/index.php?id=744&L=2
More on Lyon links
Saône Footpath: http://www.lesrivesdesaone.com/in-english/
Les Halles de Lyon: http://www.halles-de-lyon-paulbocuse.com/
La Maison des Canuts https://www.maisondescanuts.fr/en/
Tête d’Or Gardens: http://www.loisirs-parcdelatetedor.com/en/the-park
Gallo-Roman theatre and its Museum: http://www.museegalloromain.grandlyon.com/en
Le Petit Paume (the ultimate guide from and about Lyon in French): http://www.petitpaume.com/
Day-trips from Lyon links
Dombes birds park: http://www.parcdesoiseaux.com/uk/index.php
To plan your train trips around Lyon: https://www.trainline.eu/
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