Private Guided Tour of Lyon during the Second Empire and the 3rd Republic

Through a glimps of the shops of the 2nd district, this fascinating Private Guided Tour takes you to the discovery of life in Lyon during the Second Empire and Third Republic. An singular way to talk about History !
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Private Guided Tour of Lyon during the Second Empire and the 3rd Republic : History

Under the Second Empire, Lyon is the first industrial and financial place in France. Under this regime, the structure of the French economy changes in favor of Paris.

However, this period is auspicious: like in Paris with the Baron Haussmann, Claude-Marius Vaisse, the Mayor of Lyon and prefect of the Rhone is the cause of Major Works: in 1848, the urban plan of the peninsula (called “la presqu’ile”) is considered obsolete. 2 major advances are made to ventilate the space: the “Imperial street” (now Republic street) and the “Empress street” (then “rue de l’Hotel de Ville” and now “rue du President-Herriot”). Some squares are also created: like the Imperial square (Place de la République) and the Cordeliers square (Place des Cordeliers).
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Why booking the Private Guided Tour of Lyon during the Second Empire and the 3rd Republic

What could we find instead of the current FNAC shop in the late 19th century? What remains about “Les Deux Passages” luxury shop open by Henri Perrot? What is the history of the Grand Bazaar (which disappeared recently), and what religious buildings welcomed some shops? These questions will be answered in this singular Private Guided Tours.
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Private Guided Tour of Lyon during the Second Empire and the 3rd Republic : details

The Private Guided Tour of Lyon during the Second Empire and the 3rd Republic lasts 2 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 and lodging 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.

Private Guided Tour of Lyon during the Second Empire and the 3rd Republic : 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 during the Second Empire and the 3rd Republic

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