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Lyon, Croix-Rousse and historical silk industry

 Amazing audioguided walking tour on your smartphone!

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Walking tour description

Discover the heart of the former silk workers district through cobbled streets, secret passages and peaceful squares.

Follow the voice of a passionate and professional guide from your smartphone in one of the most enchanting and artistically rich neighborhoods in Lyon. Commentaries trigger automatically, right where they happened !

Travel back in time and into the history of Lyon during a stroll full of charm and incredible sites with breathtaking views of the entire city!

Lyon, Croix-Rousse and historical silk industry

💪 Highlights

A walking tour like no other

  • Discover the fascinating history of the “canuts”, the former silk weavers of Lyon
  • Learn about the legends of Lyon such as the rock from the Alps, perched at the top of the hill !
  • Stroll through the beautiful little cobbled streets on the Croix-Rousse slopes hill and the famous “traboules”. A must in Lyon !
  • The tour was designed by Laura, a professional tour guide.
  • Enjoy a unique guided audio experience: stories and directions are automatically triggered from your smartphone.
  • Visit at your own pace. A little shopping break or stop at terrace? Resume the tour where you left off.

How does it work?

1.Select the tour of your choice on the Rewind Application

2. Meet at the indicated departure address

3.Press play and simply follow your guide for the next hour

About this tour

📍 Departure point: 36 Boulevard des Canuts, 69004 Lyon, close to Hénon metro station

🚶‍♂️ Duration: 1 to 1.5 hours

⏱ Availability: daily between 7am and 6pm

☝️ Required before starting your visit:

  1. A smartphone (fully charged)
  2. The Rewind application installed on your smartphone
  3. An internet connection for the duration of the tour
  4. Your headphones

🙂 More information:

  • An internet connection is required for the duration of the tour
  • Follow the tour from your smartphone on the Rewind app
  • The tour launches at the starting point – and won’t start from anywhere else
  • You can take the tour any day and any time after purchase
  • This tour is available in English and French
  • You can activate pause at any time and resume the tour whenever you want
  • No one will assist you at the starting point or during the visit (to get started, use the application and follow the instructions received by email after purchase)
  • Visit not suitable for people in wheelchairs (many steps, very steep passages)
  • Wearing a mask is mandatory in public places
  • The social distancing must be respected during the tour

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Our bundles of 1, 3 or 5 smartphone audioguided tours of your choice

Up to 2 walking tours for free!

Among 6 available in Lyon

Our tour guides and voices

All our tours are designed by professional guides and actors

Rachel williams

English Voice

Laura Perez

Tour Guide

So, let’s go?