9am – Meet your English speaking guide and departure for a walking tour of Lyon - Start with a visit of the Basilique de Fourviere
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, Lyon sits on the top of the Fourviere hill. The basilica is dedicated to Virgin Mary by the Roman Catholics.
The basilica was constructed during 1872 and 1896. The architecture of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, Lyon has been influenced by the architecture of Gothic cathedrals. It has also drawn its influence from naturalism and Romanesque architecture. The interior of the basilica is gilded from the floor to the ceiling. The mosaics of the basilica are exquisite. The stained glass of the windows of the basilica is breathtakingly beautiful. The crypt of Saint Joseph is one of the attractions of the basilica.
The Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere in Lyon houses a northern tower from where the visitors can enjoy a 180 degree view of the Lyon city. The basilica overlooks the Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste.
Then continue your visit of old city and its « traboules »: The secrets held behind the old city doors.
This Renaissance district, listed by Unesco, is the largest area of this kind in France...
This unique area of Gothic and Renaissance architecture has been chosen by UNESCO as World Heritage. It covers 24 hectares along the banks of the river Saone. Old Lyon’s urban development mainly took place in the 15th and 16th centuries.
After visiting the gothic cathedral, wander through the narrow cobbled streets and “traboules”…
These famous covered passageways going from one street to the next via corridors through houses hide superbly renovated architectural treasures: inner courtyards, galleries “à l’italienne”, spiral staircases etc.
1pm- End of the tour at your hotel