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The Presqu'ile

Address: Lyon, France
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Ranked #11 of 69 Attractions in Lyon
Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
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Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
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Dublin, Ireland
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252 reviews 252 reviews
85 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

The Presqu'ile has everything to offer. It's the centre of the city, and is still small enough to walk everywhere. There are a number of nice squares (Bellcouer etc), and lots of stunning buildings, such as the Hotel de Ville, and the Opera House. There is plenty of restaurants, and loads of good shopping options.It's very well connected to everywhere... More 

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Lyon, France
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Presqu'ile has just about everything you need as a local and want as a tourist: - Big box shopping stores mixed with quality boutique stores and hidden high-end shops. - Sunday food market along the Saone with fresh oysters on the half shell & local white wines. - Movies in English (Pathe Bellecour Cinemas), French and just about any language... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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66 reviews 66 reviews
14 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

It's hard to get lost when you have a river on one side and another river on the other side. The Rhone and the Saone. Great shopping, lots of restaurants, many quite good, bars and cafes. The best area to stay in when visiting Lyon.

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Toronto, Canada
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200 reviews 200 reviews
39 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We're spending a month in Lyon and chose this area specifically because it seems to be the centre of the Lyon universe. So much here! Very good shopping, restaurants, cafes etc. Minutes from the old town and other areas. Subway stop near Place Bellecoyr for easy access to the rest of the city. The architecture is llovely and there are... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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68 reviews 68 reviews
26 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The Presq'ile is really the center of the touristic city, it's close to get from here to any other district and there are lots of shops and lots of restaurants.You will also find the tourist information in this ditrict, located in Place Bellcour.

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Shenandoah Valley
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Presquile is the center city action of Lyon. All the protests, parades, activities begin and end somewhere within this section of the city. It is a walkable section with public transportation (metro or tram or bus) connecting every portion. The trendiest shopping is also found here with the designer shops and boutiques serving the shop-loving French. As for night-life, Presqu'ile... More 

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Montana Rose
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219 attraction reviews
269 helpful votes 269 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This area is central to all there is to see in Lyon - a great place to be based. Quite a few hotels, safe area, clean, lots of shopping and lots of very good restaurants. It's not "the" touristy area, but it gets very busy. It's only a 5-10 minute walk to Vieux Lyon. Bellecor Plaza is huge but nothing... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
33 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We enjoyed our walk around , we stayed in the are too, nice ! Very close to all attractions! This is the place for food! Lunches and dinners with gourmet approach!

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Reykjavik, Iceland
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Best place to stay in Lyon, it is close to everything and great restaurants nearby, shops in abundance if you are so inclined.

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Richmond, Virginia
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662 reviews 662 reviews
287 attraction reviews
556 helpful votes 556 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

It is hard to get excited about what is mainly a shopping district, but I have seen many worse. The city clearly takes pride in this area and keeps it in good order.

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