The traboules - a vast network of passageways that weave through Lyon's old quarters, connecting streets through buildings and courtyards.
Hidden, these covered shortcuts once sheltered from the rain silk workers carrying their wares to market at the foot of the Croix-Rousse hill. During the Second World War, they helped Resistance members evade surveillance from the Gestapo.
There are as many as 500 traboules in town, mainly in the Vieux Lyon, the Croix-Rousse and the Presqu’île districts.
Some 80 are open to the public. In Vieux Lyon, they are marked by a bronze shield. In the Croix-Rousse, look for a lion's head. Or just download the Traboules App for additional clues!
Rue de la Bombarde (Maison des Avocats)
14 rue du Boeuf
16 rue du Bœuf (Maison du Crible)
27 rue Saint-Jean-> 6 rue des Trois-Maries
54 rue Saint-Jean -> 27 rue du Boeuf (longest traboule)
37 rue Saint-Jean (Maison du Chamarier)
40 rue Saint-Jean -> 5 place Neuve Saint-Jean
2 place du Gouvernement -> 10 quai Romain Rolland
8 rue Juiverie
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