Patrick Mathon and Cédric Théoule, ambassadors of Smart Tourism in Lyon
Lyon City Trek and Lyon Original Tours
What is Smart Tourism in Lyon? Who are those developing an other tourism in our Metropolis? The answer of two ambassadors of Smart Tourism: Patrick Mathon, Manager of "Lyon City Trek" and Cédric Théoule, Joint manager of "Lyon Original Tours".
Last updated date : 06/10/2020
Patrick Mathon: Smart tourism is tourism that spares the city, spares the environment, and respects people.
Cédric Théoule: For Lyon Original Tours, smart tourism is connected, responsible tourism based on local operators that respects local heritage.
What's your Smart action?
Cédric Théoule: At Lyon Original Tours, we offer e-bike, walking or electric rickshaw tours around Lyon. These are quiet means of transport that respect the environment, approved by the Lyon Fair & Sustainable City scheme since 2015
Patrick Mathon: A City Trek is a multisensory experience where you go for a walk, enjoy walking, explore the city, its spaces, and nature in the city, as well as buildings, urban design, and the way in which the city has grown and changed. And we talk just as much about the past and history as the present and what’s happening in our city right now
And what’s your favourite place?
Cédric Théoule : The garden in the grounds of Musée Gadagne, where we are now. It’s a very peaceful and quiet place, where you can meet friends to relax or have a drink.
Patrick Mathon : The refreshment stall on the Saint Antoine market comes to mind: it’s also a great place to meet friends, chat and have a good time.