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Address: Lyon, France
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The centre of Lyon

It's hard to review this rather huge area. All there is to say that this is the centre of Lyon and this is where a lot of things happen. If you're visiting Lyon you will most... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's hard to review this rather huge area. All there is to say that this is the centre of Lyon and this is where a lot of things happen. If you're visiting Lyon you will most likely spend some time at the Presqu'ile where there are a lot of restaurants and stores for everyone!

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very pretty centrally located part of Lyon with lots to offers in therms of culture and entertainment. There is lots of shopping too

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

This is the perfect location for visiting Lyon. Choose a hotel near Place Bellecour and have easy access to the Metro as well as the Old City.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

This area sits between the Soane and the Roane rivers. It is the centre of a transportation network with trams, subway and the TGV all coming together here. It is a great area to walk in and watch people. There are two main roads here - The Golden Row really Revolution Blvd where all the high class stores reside -... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

The Presqu'ile is great fun. It is full of interesting places to shop, to people watch and to eat. Beware that all shops are closed on Sundays. It is an easy walk to old Lyon.

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Magog, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

All your shopping needs can be fulfilled here. Nice area to walk around with many interesting building such as the Opera and City Hall among many. Feels like Paris without the stress of Paris. Found that there was a lot of beggars though.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

This is the peninsula between the two rivers in Lyon, the Soane and the Rhone. So much in the area, the historic buildings, shopping, cafes, restaurants. Don't set a time, just amble and mingle. Cross one bridge, go back over another,don't miss the weekend markets which are fantastic for fresh produce, or the path right down along the river for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Lyon has a very unique section named Presqu'ile. It is very lively and wonderful during the day and night. Must be seen...

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

If you are a shopper, this is a place for you. I'm not much of a shopper, but found I liked the main square for happy hour and people watching.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Situated between the two rivers, Rhone and Saune, the Presqu'ile is the cultural center of Lyon hosting a number of museums, theaters, shops and restaurants. You can walk to the Old City within a few minutes from Place Bellecour, the central square of Presqu'ile.

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