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Free Walking Tour of Lyon
Activities in Lyon

Free Walking Tour of Lyon

  • Free
  • English English
  • 2 hours

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.

Important information

  • 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.


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.

More Information


2 hours.

Language English

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 (local time in Lyon).


Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of 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.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.


No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).


Meeting point

Place de la Comédie.


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.

When the minimum number of participants (4) is not reached, we will contact you to offer you other alternatives.