The Presqu'ile, Lyon

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#2 of 6 in Neighborhoods in Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes
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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  • August 15, 2017
    very nice but too bad too much work on my visit but overall very well, staff in the shops is very friendly, compared to another city or you have a frosty reception, short dynamic city lyon and nice for shoping lovers
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  • August 10, 2017
    Area of Lyon. The place Bellecour, the Rhone, the Saone, avenue Victor Hugo, the chestnut trees, avenue of the Republic, the place of the Jacobins, the confluence,... that thing to have!
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  • August 9, 2017
    A must visit in Lyon: the summer evenings are quiet, and between the countless streets, a thousand things, famous or anecdotal, are to be seen...
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Lyon’s nine districts surround the two major rivers running through the city: the Rhône and the Saône. The most scenic districts are Vieux Lyon (Old Lyon) and La Croix Rousse, where the city’s historic sites are located. Lodging in these areas is walking distance to these sites. Near the breathtaking Parc de la Tête, the Tête D’Or district offers a quieter option away from the city center.
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