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history walk

Discover the occult old city center

history walk

Discover the occult old city center

104 reviews
Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Equipment, Drinks, Tickets
Hosted in
English, French
history walk

Discover the occult old city center

history walk

Discover the occult old city center

104 reviews
Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Equipment, Drinks, Tickets
Hosted in
English, French

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…

What's included

Drinks
A free drink included (coffee, tea, or fruit juice)
Tickets
Free exclusive booklet (24 p.) with photos and illustrations Livret de visite exclusif (24 p.), avec photos et illustrations
Equipment
A free map of Lyon, and the detailed explanation of the guide about what you can do next in the beautiful city of Lyon !

Your host

Nicolas

Nicolas

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

Availability

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 8 and up can attend.
Nicolas
history walk
Discover the occult old city center
104 reviews
From $53/person
104 reviews
From $53/person