Small Group Old Lyon Gourmet Guided Tour

Small Group Old Lyon Gourmet Guided Tour
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$47.06
Duration: 2 hours
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Description

Enjoy a walk in the UNESCO World Heritage historic neighborhood of Lyon and discover some of the culinary specialties. This 2.5-hour small-group guided tour of Old Lyon combines culture and delicious treats. The visit, which includes tasting sessions, will offer you the chance to admire this bourgeois architecture greatly influenced by its Italian neighbor. The charm of its squares and streets, its famous "traboules" and its secret courtyards transport you to the end of the Middle Ages.

Meet your professional guide outside Saint-Jean Cathedral. Start your tour by admiring the Renaissance spirit of the oldest square in Lyon. Naturally, you will have time to contemplate the majestic Gothic cathedral. After taking advantage of the view from Fourvière Basilica, which dominates Lyon from the top of its hill, you will begin your walk around this historical neighbourhood.

Your guide, a dedicated historian of the city, will show you around explaining the history and the culture. You will be able to stroll along its charming paved streets and contemplate the authentic architecture of its buildings. Old Lyon will soon hold no secrets for you. This cultural tour reveals its many attractions. As you pass by its typical "traboules" passages, you will discover its magnificent hidden courtyards.

In this city, history and gastronomy are closely linked. Therefore, your walk will be punctuated with delicious tasting sessions. Each one of these stopovers will present a local specialty. You will be able to enjoy a praline pastry. This pink confectionery, comprising an almond coated with caramelised sugar, cooked in a brioche or a tart, has become one of the symbols of the city's cake-making tradition. You will also be able to taste the authentic "Coussin de Lyon". Created in the 1960s by the famous chocolate-maker Voisin, this well-known chocolate and marzipan treat is shaped to resemble the cushions used by the city's silk weavers. A savoury stopover is also planned so that you can discover the local cold meats and cheeses while sipping a glass of wine. 

Enjoy a walk in the UNESCO World Heritage historic neighborhood of Lyon and discover some of the culinary specialties. This 2.5-hour small-group guided tour of Old Lyon combines culture and delicious treats. The visit, which includes tasting sessions, will offer you the chance to admire this bourgeois architecture greatly influenced by its Italian neighbor. The charm of its squares and streets, its famous "traboules" and its secret courtyards transport you to the end of the Middle Ages.