TOUR 6 – Croix-Rousse Hill and District

3 hrs

Discover the charm of the Croix-Rousse district, with its very authentic village and artistic atmosphere. Perched on the Croix-Rousse hill, its slopes and streets also offer some of the most beautiful panoramic views of the city.

The area was chosen by Romans as the ideal place for the construction of a large sanctuary, where the most important political authorities worshiped in honor of the Emperor in Ancient Times. Moreover, it was on the slopes of this hill that an amphitheater was built in the 1st century AD, and whose remains are still visible nowadays, bearing witness to the importance of the city of Lyon as a Roman colony and as the “Capital of the Gauls”.

The Hill was also home to the “Canuts“, famous silk-workers who, thanks to “Jacquard Loom“, were able to shape the face of the district in the 19th century. The house-workshops and the old weaving looms still visible today, allow us to revisit the pages of this history, so rich and so dear to the inhabitants of Lyon.

Do not hesitate to contact me for any additional questions and for a private and customized tour of this district which contributed to build the identity of the city of Lyon.