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The Presqu'ile, Lyon
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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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  • The historical part of the city, can give the impression of being an island, but North toward mischievous not any bridge. Is where the oldest streets and the older buildings, in addition to the bouchons.
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  • In addition to the old Lyon, this is the another area essential in your visit to Lyon. It is the area that accompanied the industrial development of the city and now concentrated shopping areas (Rue Hernot, Republique, Victor Hugo) and restaurants for tourists (Rue Mercière)
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  • Administrative center of the city, located in the old town where you will find the Hotel de Ville square and almost all the main attractions.
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