What you'll do
We begin our historic and esoteric tour of the old city with the Saint-Jean cathedral, a magnificent gothic style church filled with images left by alchemists. Then delve into the highlights and little-known secrets of the old city itself, a jewel of 15th and 16th centuries of more than 600 town houses. Its rich heritage is filled with the stories of dynasties and the lesser-known hermetic societies of Renaissance. Along the way, we get to visit streets where the very first masonic houses were established in the 1750s. Alchemists laboratories… Then i will lead you through the most famous traboules, passageways through the renaissance houses, but will also get you through you the lesser-known of those, leading to discreet marvels of hidden courtyards…
A free drink included (coffee, tea, or fruit juice)
Free exclusive booklet (24 p.) with photos and illustrations Livret de visite exclusif (24 p.), avec photos et illustrations
A free map of Lyon, and the detailed explanation of the guide about what you can do next in the beautiful city of Lyon !
I have been working as a local guide in Lyon for 20 years +, and know the city, its history and little-known stories inside and out. I specialized more specifically in its esoteric history (alchemy, sorcery, free-masonry and occult groups), a history which is very rich with Lyon indeed ! I am also a professionally published writer (novels, short stories…) and collector of ancient books about the history of Lyon, and the various esoteric traditions.
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Where you'll be
— Saint-Jean cathedral, 12th-15th century romanesque-and-gothic church — Streets of the Old City, which consists in more than 600 houses from Renaissance time — Traboule (popular and less-known…) or passageways through the houses, typical to Lyon — The guide knows little-known traboules closed to the general public, and specific stories he found in the oldest books
Keep these in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 10 guests ages 8 and up can attend.
Discover the occult old city center