• Menu
  • Menu

Lyon Croix-Rousse: between identities and utopias

Come and get lost in the alleys of one of the most iconic districts of Lyon: Croix-Rousse.

Between the plateau and the slopes, the inhabitants of that little paradise perched upon the hill and protected from the floods of the two rivers were the witnesses and actors of a history nourished by its opposition to the city of Lyon and a certain quest for social ideals.

The passageways and the little corners of the steep slopes have kept a trace, from the famous canuts to other rather excentric lyonnais people. What’s more, you will get to enjoy some spectacular views over the Capital of the Gauls.

Take your best shoes and come wander about from Croix-Rousse Square, as you wander around across intimate squares and passageways, to finish your tour in the Capucins district close to Terreaux Square.

This tour includes :
Croix-Rousse Square
Gros Caillou Square

The slopes of la Croix-Rousse
Courtyards and *traboules
Capucins District and Montée de la Grande Côte
le Jardin des Plantes

*typical local passageways across the buildings

*We will not enter monuments nor museums.

Details :
Duration : about 2h45
Type of tour : private guided tour
Meeting point : On Place de la Croix-Rousse (Croix-Rousse Square, by the statue of  Jacquard (take the metro C at Hôtel de Ville – Louis Pradel up to Croix-Rousse)

Tarifs** :
Adult: 45€ (2h45)
Children under 14 : 25€ (2h45) 
Children under 7 : free

**Degressive rate from 4 Adults – 2 adults minimum


Here are some pics of the tour !

Breathtaking views are waiting for you!
The two hills look upon each other in the sunset!
Every street corner has an unexpected and fun anecdote waiting to be told…that’s the Croix-Rousse spirit!
A bit of green under the sun! It doesn’t feel like it’s a city…
Start of the tour with the market on Croix-Rousse Square.