Discover the best of Lyon exploring its most important monuments and delving into its history accompanied by an expert local guide.
Lyon Free Walking Tour Itinerary
Your free walking tour of Lyon will begin in Place de la Comédie, a square located in the heart of the city centre, where you'll find the Hôtel de Ville, or City Hall, and the Opera House. From there, you'll wander over to the Musée des Beaux-Arts, one of France's most important museums and largest collections of fine art.
Continue exploring Lyon on foot, reaching the Saint-Nizier Church, whose impressive Gothic-style façade will leave you in awe. The next stop on your route will be Place Bellecour, one of Europe's largest open squares, where you'll arrive after strolling through the famous Place des Jacobins, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to one of the city's most photographed fountains.
Walk alongside the River Saône, entering Vieux Lyon, the Old Town, where you'll be immersed in the city's fascinating Medieval architecture. Discover the history and curious facts surrounding the legendary traboules, historic passageways used to get around the city, as you admire the pink tower of the Traboule de la Tour Rose.
Finally, you'll visit Lyon Cathedral, dedicated to John the Baptist, located at the foot of Fourvière hill.
- It is not possible to book this free tour of Lyon for groups of more than 6 people.
- Children must be accompanied by an adult. There is a maximum of 3 children permitted per adult.
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protection and safety, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. Specifically, the provider of this tour will apply the following measures:
- A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.
- The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.
- Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
Free tours do not have a fixed price, rather each person offers the guide the amount they consider appropriate, depending on their level of satisfaction.
The tour is exclusively in English.
English speaking guide.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
If there are still places available, you can book until the previous day (Lyon local time).
We will send you a voucher that you can show on your phone to take part in the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?
A - This activity requires a minimum of 4 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).
If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation in the control panel, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Place de la Comédie.