Traboules of Lyon

A unique attraction of Lyon is exploring the City’s Traboules.

Traboule Philibert Delorme

Traboule Philibert Delorme

Passage way

Passage way

Between courtyards and through buildings, secret alleyways and staircases once provided safe and efficient passage for silk workers to get their wares to and from market unmarred.

There were thousands of silk weavers in Lyon during the 19th century called ‘Canuts’. Poorly treated they rebelled and

They were also supposedly used to evade capture by the Germans in World War 2 and preventing the complete capture of this area.
Only a fraction of the Traboules are open to the public.  Well worth exploring if you happen to cycle down the Saone or Rhone into Vieux Lyon!

Traboule Courtyard

Traboule Courtyard

Traboule stairway

Traboule stairway

 

Traboule

Traboule

The Pink Tower Traboule

The Pink Tower Traboule

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