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Croix-Rousse hill

Lyon, France

Clémence Visite (3) Professional guide

History of the silk workers

Walk down through traboules

Market in the morning

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Croix-Rousse, or « Red Cross » in English, is an ancient suburb which joined the city of Lyon during the 19th century. It became the « working hill » because of its numerous silk workers called « Canuts » during the 19th century, when Lyon was the centre of silk manufacture in Europe (oh no, in the World :) ).
They marked the history of Lyon through numerous labor revolts.
The architecture of the buildings is representative of the silk activity, as well as the presence of numerous « traboules » which we will discover by going down the hill.

Today, Croix-Rousse is a popular district, with an exceptionnal market everyday, and in which settled down numerous artists and from where you can enjoy fantastics views over Lyon.

Possibility to add to this tour a visit of a silk workshop presenting old looms in a real silk worker apartment (if you are at least 5 persons)

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- Metro Hénon, we will first discover one of the largest painted walls in Europe, le mur des Canuts.
- Then we will walk through the big market (if in the morning), the "belly of Lyon"
- Out-of-the-beaten-tracks itinerary : we will go down the hill through the famous traboules in which the silk workers passed everyday.
- When we will be down the hill, we will stop on the main square in front of the city hall and you'll be able to go to a good restaurant and continue your day with the discovery of the fine arts museum or the peninsula.


Good physical condition because a lot of walking and many stairs downhill (alleyways). Better to visit in the morning.

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Lyon, France



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Je m'appelle Clémence, et je guide en tant qu'indépendante à Lyon et dans la région depuis 2011. J'ai commencé à guider très rapidement après avoir obtenu mon diplôme de guide national en 2010. Je suis passionnée par les petites histoires insolites qui vont pimenter mes visites... et je recherche constamment à améliorer mon discours pour ne jamais être ennuyante, mais toujours dynamique ! Lyon est une ville surprenante, aux mille facettes, et même moi qui y vis et y guide je découvre constamment de nouvelles choses ! J'aime aussi énormément faire découvrir l'aspect gastronomique de la ville, en organisant des petites dégustations au fil de mes visites. J'espère pouvoir vous rencontrer bientôt !

My name is Clémence, and I have been guiding in Lyon and surroundings since 2011. I am a passionate person : about music (I p

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