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Tourelle d'escalier à 6 pans - rue Mercière

Historical walks

The thematic urban walks allow one to get an insight on the "Presqu'île" heritage.
You will discover or rediscover famous, forgotten, or even vanished buildings and places, which shaped the urban centre over the centuries.
You will enjoy anecdotes, romantic or freaky stories.
All this stuff that composes the history of people, that often meets with the capital H History, and sometimes makes it, teaches us a lot upon the life and the way of thinking of our forebears.

The Merciere street story :

Through a time travel we will discover its Golden Era of printers and town houses, when it used to be the main street of Lyon, joining the Saône to the Rhône rivers.

The "slopes of the Croix-Rousse" story :

La cour des Voraces
From the supremacy of Condate "la Gauloise" to the first working class struggles of the silk Acropolis, including the famous "traboules" slopes.
Other available walks : the "Presqu'île" fountains, the old Saint Clair area...
Check here the schedule to know the next dates of the walks.
contribution 8€ - members 5€.
Registrations by mail, or by telephone at +33 4 78 42 67 90. Don't forget to give your name, first name, the number of people involved and a telephone number or a mail adress.
For groups (associations, schools...), we offer you personalised subjects and commented visits. Feel free to contact us.