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2020

Guided tour of Lyon

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Guided tour of Lyon

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Description

This winkling city will reveal itself to you during a guided visit by coach and on foot. Our excursion will start with a stop at the Fourvière Basilica. You'll first take in the breathtaking views from the heights of the Basilica before entering it. In 1168, a chapel was built in Fourvière by Olivier de Chavannes, the Saint Jean canon, over the ruins of the old roman forum. The small chapel that was first dedicated to Saint Thomas and then to the Virgin Mary has been destroyed and rebuilt many times. Its current known form dates back to 1740 and its most recent renovation was in 2008. After our visit we'll return to the coach and move on to Lyon's Old Town. You will take a walking tour with our guide and discover the "traboules”, types of passageways that are typical of the city. The first traboules are thought to have been built in the 4th century. There was a water shortage in Lugdunum (the Gallo-Roman name that was given to Lyon at the time) that led its inhabitants to settle in the "lower city” on the banks of the Saône, at the foot of the hills of Fourvière. The traboules were thus used to reach the river quickly. You'll enjoy some free time in the Saint Jean district, in the heart of the Old Town. Return on board for lunch.

PLEASE NOTE

  • The order of the visits can change.
  • Times are approximate.
  • Good walking shoes are recommended.
  • Please dress appropriately to enter the Basilica.

Cruises

This shore excursion is available for one or several cruises

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Provençal New Year's Eve in the Rhône Valley (port-to-port cruise)

Next departures: 28/12/2020
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LYON - ARLES - AVIGNON - VIENNE - LYON

Enjoy a unique cruise on the Rhone and celebrate the New Year in Lyon! You will have the opportunity to discover Arles and its fascinating heritage going back more than 2,500 years, but also the city of Avignon, capital of the Vaucluse and Côtes du Rhône, city of the Popes, art and museums. Get ready to be charmed away by this surprising cruise!

5 Days
START IN 2020
Departure 28/12/2020
Arrival 01/01/2021
Ship : MS Mistral Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 28/12/2020
Arrival 01/01/2021
Ship : MS Rhone Princess Ship category : STANDARD

* Price based on double occupancy

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