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The Presqu'ile, Lyon
(4.5/5 based on 480+ reviews on the web)
The Presqu'ile epitomizes European luxury shopping. Peruse the boutiques and stop at one of the many cafes that populate “the peninsula”--many are situated in just the right place for people watching. Don’t miss the Rue Mercière, where printers and booksellers gathered in the 15th and 16th centuries to practice their trade. These moneyed avenues weren’t always the home to shopping and coffee sipping. They were once a counterpoint to the church's power in Vieux Lyon (Old Lyon.) Those who didn’t wield power in the Saint Paul quarter, tried their hand here. To visit The Presqu'ile on your holiday in Lyon, and find out what else Lyon has to offer, use our Lyon trip itinerary maker.
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  • In the peninsula, you will find all the major brands, lots of shops and some department stores. But if you linger to observe facades and entrances of buildings, you will not be disappointed by the Haussmann style and traces of Lyon history from this time.
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  • Lyon is a peninsula between the rivers Rhône and Saône rivers, Lyon city centre. It is here that the main government buildings, museums and theatres, banks, chic shops and restaurants. Lyon is a luxury straight streets reminiscent of Paris, elegant square, adorned with monuments and fountains. We booked a hotel room in the Centre of this district that all sights were within walking distance.
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  • The area is filled with cafes and shops with good prices for every taste. The atmosphere is good and the wide streets are fine, since there are many people.
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