The Presqu'ile, Lyon

4.6
#2 of 11 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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to The Presqu'ile and many more Lyon attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Lyon attractions planner.
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  • A construction site with many tentacles. It's impossible to walk around quietly. The streets are dirty, sometimes poorly crowded. Few pedestrian streets. Bicycles and electric scooters graze you on the sidewalks.
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  • This is the commercial center of Lyon with several places, squares and monuments to see. I would recommend visiting the area all the way down to the southern tip.  more »
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