Saturday, November 10, 2012

Lyon, France: the Secret Passageways

Lyon built secret passageways or traboules in French back in the 1400 and 1500's. They were originally used to carry the delicate silk of the thriving silk industry throughout the town while keeping it from the elements like rain. Later in World War II they were used by the French Resistance to fight the Gestapo. You can still visit them today (there are over 300 of them) if you know where to look. Here are some of the best examples.

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