The “Croix-Rousse” Segway tour will make you discover the famous Canuts, emblematic figures of the “Lyonnaises” silks. In the 19th century, the Croix-Rousse was called the “working hill” where the noise of the weaving looms was part of daily life. Today we also feel a particular atmosphere which is specific to the area. To enjoy the numerous points of view on Lyon, you have to master your Segway to climb up the Croix-Rousse hills and reach the summit.
The Brunet House :Situated on Rouville square, you can enjoy a stunning view on Lyon, the Part-Dieu and Fourvière. Built at the beginning of the 19th century, the architecture of the building is entirely based on the calendar. You can see 7 floors, 52 flats and 365 windows…
The large stone : Essential symbol of the Croix-Rousse, the large stone stands up facing the Alps where it comes from. It was brought to Lyon by the glaciers and was discovered during the opening of the “Ficelle” tunnel connecting the Presqu’île to the Croix-Rousse. But an old legend says it’s an unscrupulous bailiff’s stone heart.
“Des Lyonnais” fresco : monumental work created by the artists of “cité creation”. This 800 sq. m painted wall is one of the most famous in Lyon. You will see on the windows of this impressive “trompe l’oeil” the people of Lyon who have marked the centuries.
“Grande Côte” rise : Since the 16th century, the” Grande Côte” rise has been a major connection link between the center of Lyon and the Croix-Rousse plateau. Known as an early urbanization area on the hills, the rise is edged with elegant buildings where lived the Canuts and their weaning looms.
To make this ride even more special, we use funny machines called Segway Personal Transporter. The Segway PT is an electric vehicule composed of two parallel wheels and a reclining handelbar. Full of electronic, the machine balances thanks to the "dynamic stabilization" system. To move forward, you don’t need any acceleration pedal, you just have to lean forward and to move back or brake, you just have to lean backwards. Regarding the direction, the handlebar leans from left to right.
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