The layout of Vieux Lyon is such that there are very few connecting streets running perpendicular to the river. The traboules (passageways) allowed workmen and craftsmen to transport clothes and other textiles through the city while remaining sheltered from inclement weather. Most traboules are hidden behind seemingly normal doors indistinguishable from any other house or apartment, making local knowledge indispensable in using the traboule. Traboules are often credited with helping prevent the occupying Germans from taking complete control of these areas during World War II.
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45° 45’ 45.65" N, 4° 49’ 39.8" E ➔ 27 Rue Saint-Jean, 69005 Lyon, France
Traboule, 27 Rue St. Jean, Lyon has been featured in the following groups:
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