This was somewhat difficult to find. It was interesting but I liked the traboules in the old city much better. So in my opinion go here only as a stop on the way to the old city. Wouldn't recommend as a destination by itself.
We had a guided tour of "pente de la Croix-Rousse" and the related struggles of the local silkworkers (Canuts) - how they were the first to get minimum wages in 1848. We learned that this particular place was probably named after a confederation of workers called devoirants, or devorants (that is with mutual duty to each other) which was shortened...
One of the most impressive courtyard in Lyon. In the middle of the traboules network of "les Pentes" downhill from la Croix-Rousse a very unusel building which was used for a scene in "the unbearable lightness of being" supposed to take place in Prague but shot in Lyon!