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Lyon: Parc Tête d'Or Bike Tour

1. Lyon: Parc Tête d'Or Bike Tour

See the highlights of Lyon on a guided bike tour. Discover the charms of its historic center and its natural gems as you cycle. First, take part in a 15-minute city bike briefing to ensure you are safe and comfortable during the tour and fill in a rental form. Then it's time to head out into Lyon alongside your guide who will begin to tell you about the history and culture of the city. Enjoy the ride along the Rhône river bank until the Parc de la Tête d'Or. Your guide will tell you the story of this beautiful park, known as the green lung of this district. Experience what nature has to offer such as the greenhouse full of exotic plants, some animals inside the zoo (including giraffes), and the lake, all of which you can view from your bike.  On the tour, you will next pass through the Presqu'île to see the Opera and the City Hall as well as the Place des Terreaux. On the way back, continue your discoveries with the charming Old City of Lyon, classified as world heritage by UNESCO. The tour will end at the Place Bellecour, one of the largest squares in Europe. 

Lyon: City Tram Ticket and Old Town Self-Guided Walking Tour

2. Lyon: City Tram Ticket and Old Town Self-Guided Walking Tour

Explore the unmissable attractions of Lyon with a two-in-one experience that'll bring you to every corner of the city's most popular districts. Hop on a cute tram for an overview of the hilly Croix-Rousse neighborhood and take a self-paced excursion to the Old Town with a fascinating audio guide. Get aboard the city tram of Lyon to learn the history behind the Croix-Rousse area, formerly known for its silk-weaving industry, with the aid of an onboard audio guide. Come across the National Opera, the Gallo-Roman Amphitheater, and some vibrant street art. Stroll along the cobblestone streets and Renaissance homes of Old Lyon as you follow the GPS-based instructions from the downloadable phone app. Set your own pace to explore each little detail of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Begin your walk at the Saint-Jean Cathedral and discover the secret passages that link the area's quaint courtyards. Learn hidden secrets about the district and wander without the fear of getting lost. The integrated localization feature in the app will make sure you always find your way around.

Lyon: French Resistance Audio-Guided City Tour

3. Lyon: French Resistance Audio-Guided City Tour

Follow in the footsteps of those who fought the Nazi's in WWII during the French resistance in Lyon. Use your smartphone that will automatically activate as you pass different locations. Stop and start as you please and see the Capital of the Resistance as it was during the war. Relive the dark history of the French resistance from 1940 to 1944 as you are lead through the streets, traboules and secret meeting places. Discover clandestine printing shops and walk in the footsteps of Jean Moulin and all the other known and unknown Resistance fighters.

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What people are saying about Lyon National Opera

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based on 31 reviews

Marie ! Marie ! She was amazing! We loved her !

Marie was our beautiful bike tour guide! She was very knowledgeable and knew the history of Lyon! She made it interesting and leaving us eager to come back one day to see more of this beautiful country! We would have paid triple! Thank you Marie ! Love your Utah friends!

I highly recommend ! The reception is at the top and all along the walk we learn more about Lyon! The very appreciable electric bikes as well as Tatiana's knowledge and good mood! In short, everything is there to have a great time!

Our guide (Luz?) was the perfect host for biking through Lyon. Interesting, funny and friendly. We loved touring on the bikes!

This was a perfect way to see and learn about Lyon for first time visitors. It was fun and the guide was excellent.

Excellent tour,excellent way to explore the city The tour guide was very informative and friendly