Place des Minimes, Lyon, France

Place des Minimes, Lyon, France: Our most recommended tours and activities

Lyon: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Ticket & Fourvière Self-Guided Tour

1. Lyon: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Ticket & Fourvière Self-Guided Tour

Explore all of Lyon's major landmarks in just one day with two fascinating activities. Ride aboard a hop-on hop-off bus with 12 stops all around the old historic district. Make the most of your stop at Fourvière Sacred Hill with a smartphone app tour of the area and its ruins. Board the green line city bus for a customizable experience. Marvel at the sights of Old Lyon with stops at Place Bellecour, Terreaux, the murs peints, Palais de Justice, Vieux-Lyon, Perrache, Musée des Confluences, Berges du Rhône, Théâtres Gallo-Romains, Fourvière, and Parc des Hauteurs. Listen along to the onboard audio guide for unique insights into the buildings you pass and hop off wherever you wish to. Don't forget to get off the bus at Fourvière for a magical stroll through history with your included self-paced tour. Download the app and begin your journey on the Esplanade de Fourvières. Gaze at the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière, majestically placed on top of the hill. Visit the Gallo-Roman Museum for a look at ancient objects from Lyon's Roman times and walk around the open-air theater. Take in all the staples of the Sacred Hill, such as the ruins, viaduct, park, and even a 19th-century cloister. End your audio tour at Place des Minimes, a historic square where Christian martyrs were beheaded during Roman times.

Lyon: Fourvière District Audio Guided Walking Tour

2. Lyon: Fourvière District Audio Guided Walking Tour

Explore a district known as the cradle of Lyon with its incredible ruins still standing. Let the district come to life with stories of its history automatically triggered by your location as you walk. Begin your tour on the Esplanade de Fourvière and its mini replica of the Eiffel Tower. Discover the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière, the symbol of the city, majestically placed on the hill. Stroll through sights like the Amphitheater and the Sanctuary of Cybèle. Use the app to go at your own pace, and take breaks whenever you wish. Hear fascinating facts about the district as your discover its heritage in this relaxed and informative way.

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What people are saying about Place des Minimes, Lyon, France

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 3 reviews

The walking tour itself was excellent. Getting it going was not. They send you a QR code in one of several emails. I assumed there was a place to scan the code somehow at the meeting spot. The spot was an exact location but it would have helped if they had said just go there and you’ll be able to start the tour. It wasn’t clear and I list over an hour wondering around asking people if they knew anything. I had to call customer service and it was another 20-30 minutes to get a response. He was very good and I finally understood what to do. It ended well, but NOT sending a QR code would help, as well as a better and simpler instruction of where and exactly how to start would be beneficial. I enjoyed it very much.

It takes a bit of fiddling around with the phone, downloading the app, uploading the visit to it, it took us a bit of time... But once we were able to get started, it was very nice! As long as you activate the GPS of your smartphone, the app detects when you arrive at the next remarkable point and starts the explanations on its own (you can also manage yourself, it is not an obligation). Please note: of course, this does not replace a real tourist guide! For us, nothing beats the explanations of a real person, with whom we can interact and who can answer questions. As it happened, we had limited time, in a particular time slot, so this was a really good alternative