A history of industry in Lyon : Private Guided Tour

Discover the history of Lyon from an original point of view: that of its industry. Our guide takes you on 2 different Private Guided Tours through the history of the city that has long been the first industrial city in France. Which area do you prefer to visit: Gerland and Monplaisir?
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A history of industry in Lyon : Private Guided Tour : History

During the “Belle Epoque” of the industry in Lyon, investors are easily invest into new structures. Many industries are spotlighted: electricity, automobiles (Rochet-Schneider, Berliet, Pilain Luke Short, Cottin-Desgouttes, Bonnet-Spazin), chemistry (including the A. Lumière company, which was the first to produce movies).

These industrial changes strongly impact the traditional world of the Lyon silk factories, which however resist to foreign competition. The value of textile production in the region rose from 441M Francs to 940M Francs between 1900 and 1928, and the share of goods sold abroad from 50% in 1880 to 75% in the 20s…
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Why booking a Private Guided Tour of the history of industry in Lyon

Lyon’s industry has been flourishing in recent centuries. It has used her creativity to become one of the most dynamic cities in France. Birthplace of cinema, automotive and biotechnology, the city has always been forward looking. The district of Gerland and that of Monplaisir have interesting testimony to the industrial ingenuity of Lyon.

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The Private Guided Tour of Lyon’s industry lasts 3 hours.

Your Guided Tour is entirely private and custom-tailored : depending on your requests, we adapt to your wishes.

We also complete your Guided Tour with recommendations for the best restaurants around, current exhibitions, in order to provide a unique experience.

You are accompanied by a local professional guide / or specialist, selected based on his / her interest for History and regional habits.

A history of industry in Lyon : Private Guided Tour : book now

Each Private Guided Tour is custom-tailored and different : prices start at 259€ per group (up to 4 persons).

Please contact us for booking your Private Guided Tour of Lyon’s industry

…or to offer it to a friend !