|Brief reminder of Part 1 (without mistake ) :
In Lyon, the quickest way to go from one street to another is through a traboule. Particularly numerous in Vieux-Lyon, they allowed, in the Middle Ages, to reach the boats on the Saône quickly.
There are more than 500 traboules in Lyon, 200 of which are in Vieux-Lyon. Over time, many of these obscure and mysterieus passages have been closen to the public for safety reasons. Others disappared in the Presqu ' île during the major urban planning works carried out by the prefect Vaďsse. During the restructuring of this sector, the weaving workshops were raze to the ground as well as a large number of buildings and, as a result, part of the traboules. Today, a certain number of them remain open to the public but some are protected by agrements between the owners, the ocuppants of the buildings and the city in order to respect the tranquility of the inhabitants. Although it is difficult to list the location of all the traboules, the main districts with picturesque traboules are the Presqu ' ile, the Croix-Rousse and the Vieux Lyon.
It should also be noted that these singular passages were of great service to the population during the Canuts revolte and during the Second World War, when a good number of resistance figters were able to escape the Gestapo.
Let ' s leave Lyon and its superb traboules where all of them have architectural particularitys that deserve a visit.
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