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Traboules du Vieux Lyon, Lyon

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Traboules are a type of covered passageway Lyon is known for. Traboules du Vieux Lyon were built mainly as footpaths for silk merchants in the 14th century to transport their goods. However, some believe that they appeared as early as the 4th century to transport water from the Saone river to people's homes. During World War II, Traboules du Vieux Lyon provided cover for local resistance fighters against German invasion. About 40 traboules are open to the public; others are only for private use. Keep your eyes peeled inside the snake-like passageways. You may spot secret exits, hidden spiral staircases, and shortcuts that lead to an off-the-beaten path cafe. See Traboules du Vieux Lyon and all Lyon has to offer by arranging your trip with our Lyon tour itinerary maker app.
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  • 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. 
    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.  more »
  • 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.....  more
    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.....  more »
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  • Beautiful district of Lyon, rue Saint Jean

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