Lyon - Presqu’île – a Walk Through Downtown Lyon

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Presqu’île – a Walk Through Downtown Lyon

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(30 reviews)
City centre, Lyon, France
50 mins

About the tour

Presqu’île means peninsula in French, but in Lyon, the word is used in reference to the city centre, developed in the 19th century. The area has been inhabited for over two thousand years, and the streets and squares, shops, and homes went through many changes during the long centuries. On this tour, with your guide, you will hop from square to square and hear about how the city changed while walking by beautiful Hausmann-style buildings constructed in the 1800s. Eniko will start this tour from Europe's largest pedestrian square, take you to Lyon's busiest shopping streets and charming, small squares. She will tell you why a theatre building needs balconies and talk about some famous, Lyon-born personalities. In this part of the city, only a few streets are dating back to earlier times, but you will see some of those while strolling through the printers' street and pass by some 15th-century buildings. Your visit to the city's busiest district will conclude at Lyon's second-largest square, in front of the beautiful Bartholdi fountain and the magnificent building of the City Hall.

Meet Eniko


A devoted tourism professional, Eniko's broad international experience includes teaching, translating, and developing tours in a number of countries in addition to directing her own company. Most importantly, though, she remains an ever-curious traveller. She loves peeking behind half-open doors, chatting with locals, and sharing le joie de vivre. She is passionate about exploring her adopted country, France and enthusiastic about showing around her favourite neighbourhoods in Lyon, Languedoc and Provence. Having lived in France for several years, she knows what is best to see yet can still view it with the eyes of a visitor.

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Lyon with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 50 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Lyon. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Douglas M.

01 May 2021

Fascinating tour, most enjoyable, thank you.

Ana O.

27 April 2021

Very interesting tour with a knowledgeable and friendly guide.

Janice H.

26 April 2021

It was great-all her tours are the best!!

Paul B.

26 April 2021

A really enjoyable tour, delivered with style.

yvonne l.

26 April 2021

I did not have time to do the your but wanted to see what it was ti recommend it to my students. Very good idea

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