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The Presqu'ile

Lyon, France (Terreaux - Bat D'argent)
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Ranked #8 of 82 attractions in Lyon
Type: Neighborhoods
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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45 reviews 45 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Not the romantic old core of Lyon, but the 18th and 19th century city, with very pleasant urban landscapes, a first-rate restaurant street (rue Merciere off the Place des Jacobins), the big Fine Arts Museum and a couple of smaller ones worth visiting near Perrache station - the Decorative Arts Museum (mostly 18th century) and the Textile Museum with good... More

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Hong Kong, China
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Everything in Lyon is here and it is always a pleasant walk. I am here during the August "Vacance" time so that many shops are closed, but there is enough activities and dining options in open air. Choose a hotel here and you do not need to use public transportation.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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63 reviews 63 reviews
19 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

If it is going to happen it will happen here. Shops, churches, squares, fountains, monuments and people to watch..

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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199 reviews 199 reviews
100 attraction reviews
251 helpful votes 251 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I was staying in a hotel in Perrache and had to walk through this magnificent shopping neighborhood to reach the old city. Full of shops and restaurants, a fruits and vegetables flea market on Sunday etc. all creating a fantastic ambience any time of the day. I will particularly mention Paul’s bakery and I suggest seek the jewelry shop with... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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265 reviews 265 reviews
182 attraction reviews
205 helpful votes 205 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The Presqu’île (or "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. I walked from one end to the other in one afternoon , stopping wherever I wanted and it did give me a very good idea of what this city has to offer.... More

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Grand Cayman
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267 reviews 267 reviews
82 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Lyon is a busy city and this is where you have the big city feeling - like Paris' champs Elysee or New York's Manhatten, London's Oxford Street. Lots of pedestrian areas, lots of shops and lots of people. there;s also a nice river side stroll to take a break from shopping!

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Los Angeles, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We took a 2-hour Segway tour of Presqu'ile, and saw most of the newer development to the south. The Segways were easy enough to master, the guide was excellent, and we really enjoyed ourselves. Oh - we paid 40euro/person, but enjoyed ourselves much more than spending that amount at a restaurant :)

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Paris, France
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

We loved wandering around Presqu'île and even in February it was buzzing with people and life. The streets were full of shops and cafes, the square outside the town hall and the art museum was a perfect place to stop for a beer / coffee and watch the world go by. There is every kind of shop imaginable - from... More

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Paris, France
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710 reviews 710 reviews
384 attraction reviews
312 helpful votes 312 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

This is a great area to explore and find everything from the latest and greatest store to an old corner of town that could be from hundreds of year ago. So many little and grand places to explore.

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San Francisco, CA
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73 reviews 73 reviews
25 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Nice pedestrian mall, lots of shops and restaurants. A lot of the shops were clothing boutiques which was nice, but pricey. Great place to people watch and to find good food.

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