Private Tours - Lyon

Lyon Old Town Walking tour & Mâchon

From 250.00€ (Based on 2 people)
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  • 10h00-12h30
    10h00-12h30
  • Walking Tour
    Walking Tour
  • 2 verres
    2 verres
  • Food tastings
    Food tastings
  • Sightseeing
    Sightseeing
  • Multilingual guide
    Multilingual guide
  • Group 16 pers. max
    Group 16 pers. max
  • Flat shoes and jacket
    Flat shoes and jacket

Nestled at the foot of Fourvière hill and bordered by the Saône River, the Vieux Lyon district is a jewel of the Renaissance architecture listed UNESCO World Heritage site. 
Through this 2.5 hrs, discover the must-see monuments of Lyon Old town with several traboules, then end the morning by savoring a delicious lyon machon:

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Program

Program Lyon Old Town Walking tour & Mâchon, Walking Tour

Walking Tour

Visit of Lyon old town

At 10:00 am, meet our guide in front of the Court of Justice - 24 Columns building located in Lyon Old Town.

Begin the walking tour with short visit of Saint-Jean Cathedral, a magnificent example of Gothic architecture.

Then, take a delightful journey through times past with a stroll through the coobled streets and traboules of Vieux Lyon.  Your guide will tell you about Lyon fascinating history and how the city became the European Capital of silk during the Renaissance period.

For around 1h45, at your own pace, discover the must-see attractions of Old Lyon including La Tour Rose, Du Boeuf Street, The Change Square, St Jean Street, etc. And of course, several Traboules, these Lyon's secret covered passageways which reveal beautifull staircases and hidden courtyards. 

During the walking tour, our guide tells you about the famous characters of Lyon history including Guignol, our favorite puppet, and of course, Lyon's gastronomy!

By the way, it is almost noon, it is time for the Lyonnais machon...

Program Lyon Old Town Walking tour & Mâchon, Machon

Machon

Tasting of a Lyonnais machon

In the company of your guide, push the door of a miraboule passageway and enter a private apartment to savor a typical Lyonnais machon.

The word "machon" named after the verb “to chew”, dates from the 19th century, a time when workers in the Lyon silk factories would make the most of their first break of the day with some snack type breakfast..

Today, the machon is part of Lyon's gastronomic heritage and often just an excuse to meet with friends and spend a good time together around a platter of cold meats, cheeses with nice wines.

The visit to Old Lyon ends with our homemade machon, a plate with Lyonnais sausage, local cheeses including Cervelle de Canut, Beaujolais & Côtes du Rhône wine and a piece of praline tart. 

Deliciously Lyonnais!

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Meeting Point / Location For Tour Departure

If you stay in an hotel located in Lyon City or close suburbs, please wait for your private guide down in the hotel lobby 10 min before tour departure time.
If you stay in an appartment or an house in Lyon city or close suburbs, to ease pick up for your private guide, please be waiting outside in the street at your accommodation address - 10 min before tour departure time. Thank you!

Our Lyon Private Tours operated to Beaujolais, Cotes du Rhone, Burgundy, Macon wine regions and Perouges, Annecy cities allow you to make the most of your travels immersing yourself into the destination with absolute flexibility. With an English speaking guide wine expert native from Lyon region, wine-taste & interact with french wine-makers and artisan producers and visit Lyon best sights at your pace. You have specific requests or would like to do multiple private wine tours from Lyon, France? Please email us, we will be pleased to tailor your touring itinerary for you!