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Lyon: Parc Tête d'Or Bike Tour

1. Lyon: Parc Tête d'Or Bike Tour

See the highlights of Lyon on a guided bike tour. Discover the charms of its historic center and its natural gems as you cycle. First, take part in a 15-minute city bike briefing to ensure you are safe and comfortable during the tour and fill in a rental form. Then it's time to head out into Lyon alongside your guide who will begin to tell you about the history and culture of the city. Enjoy the ride along the Rhône river bank until the Parc de la Tête d'Or. Your guide will tell you the story of this beautiful park, known as the green lung of this district. Experience what nature has to offer such as the greenhouse full of exotic plants, some animals inside the zoo (including giraffes), and the lake, all of which you can view from your bike.  On the tour, you will next pass through the Presqu'île to see the Opera and the City Hall as well as the Place des Terreaux. On the way back, continue your discoveries with the charming Old City of Lyon, classified as world heritage by UNESCO. The tour will end at the Place Bellecour, one of the largest squares in Europe. 

Lyon: Croix-Rousse Highlights Exploration Game

2. Lyon: Croix-Rousse Highlights Exploration Game

Enjoy discovering the Croix-Rousse district with this smartphone game for the city of Lyon. Make your way through top sights like the Lyon Opera house, Rue des Tables Claudiennes street, and Place Sathonay square on your quest to help Guignol the puppet.  Start at Opéra National and make your way through each riddle at your own pace with the option to pause and resume from the location where you paused. Finish the game at the Fresque des Lyonnais mural. Solve challenges, and watch as the story unfolds and exact directions on your phone guide you to the next location. Once downloaded, have the freedom to play your game offline and save data. Play on your own, in a large group, or in several smaller groups that compete against each other and meet at the final stop of the game.

Lyon: Smartphone Audio-Guided City Tour

3. Lyon: Smartphone Audio-Guided City Tour

Follow in the footsteps of those who fought the Nazi's in WWII during the French resistance in Lyon. Use your smartphone that will automatically activate as you pass different locations. Stop and start as you please and see the Capital of the Resistance as it was during the war. Relive the dark history of the French resistance from 1940 to 1944 as you are lead through the streets, traboules and secret meeting places. Discover clandestine printing shops and walk in the footsteps of Jean Moulin and all the other known and unknown Resistance fighters.

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What people are saying about Lyon National Opera

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 22 reviews

Marie ! Marie ! She was amazing! We loved her !

Marie was our beautiful bike tour guide! She was very knowledgeable and knew the history of Lyon! She made it interesting and leaving us eager to come back one day to see more of this beautiful country! We would have paid triple! Thank you Marie ! Love your Utah friends!

I have done this quest with my son who is 13 years old. It was great way to combine excursion with finding clues. Very interactive and highly recommended for families with teenagers.

Our guide (Luz?) was the perfect host for biking through Lyon. Interesting, funny and friendly. We loved touring on the bikes!

This was a perfect way to see and learn about Lyon for first time visitors. It was fun and the guide was excellent.

Excellent tour,excellent way to explore the city The tour guide was very informative and friendly