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Address: Lyon, France

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The place to be..

Central and close to the major sites. Plus, lots of excellent shops and restaurants nearby. Easy to walk round and a buzzy atmosphere.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Central and close to the major sites. Plus, lots of excellent shops and restaurants nearby. Easy to walk round and a buzzy atmosphere.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Presqu’île (French for peninsula) is the heart of Lyon. Extending from the foot of the Croix-Rousse hill to the confluence of the Rhône and the Saône rivers, it has a preponderance of cafés, restaurants, luxury shops, department stores, banks, government buildings, and cultural institutions. You will inevitably end up in this area with old Lyon and the Fourvière hill to... More 

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Calgary, Alberta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

My hotel is in the centre of this district, yet after staying 5 nights I still haven't been to quite a few streets and discovered new shops , or interesting restaurants. Being a transport hub, the fantastic public transit, which included metro, tram, bus ( I have taken them all), rightly takes you to most places tourists may want to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Difficult to avoid the attractive retail shopping to lure you into both the major chains but so many small and proprietor run specialty shops. Wonderful offerings. The restaurant scene throughout Lyon is confirmed by the busy and popular rue Merciere. Throbbing on the three nights we were there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Lots to see here, but very busy, lots of traffic and a dizzy amount of upscale stores to shop in (but pretty high prices). Many sidewalk cafes to choose for dinner but just not as fun as "Old Town".

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Kenwood, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Centrally located. Best place for tourists to hang out and stay. Non-stop shopping that covers 100 square blocks. Lots of designer clothes stores. Lots of medium priced eateries. Convenient access to metro, bus lines, trams. If you are only in town for a few days, this is the area to spend most of the time.

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Bellegarde-sur-Valserine, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

and above, just get lost and ramble in the small streets away from the crowd. Old Jewish quarters.... ;-)

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Leicester UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

it seems that every old building is special in its own different way and at every turn you come across another large, beautiful square!

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Waterloo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

The Presqu'ile will keep you coming back. Place Belcourt, Hotel de Ville, the Opera house, the fountains, street performers, and many, many people. This is all in walking distance to old Lyon.

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Westminster, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

So strange, we stayed in the old city and it has a renaissance feel. A quick walk across the bridge and it feels like you just walked into Paris! There is a touristy pedestrian retail mall that is fun to stroll down, and an area that we called restaurant row, we ate at a couple of places and they were... More 

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Address: Address: Lyon, France
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Rhone-Alpes  >  Rhone  >  Lyon

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