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Spent 3 weeks in Lyon and stayed north of Place Bellecour. Enjoy walking and seeing the sites, this is the area to stay. Everything you need in a 10 minute walk. The beauty of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Spent 3 weeks in Lyon and stayed north of Place Bellecour. Enjoy walking and seeing the sites, this is the area to stay. Everything you need in a 10 minute walk. The beauty of Presqu'ile is breathtaking.

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Lyon, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Always pleasant to be lost arond this area. Lots to see, lovely districts, plenty of boutique for those who love shopping or window shopping.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Our first encounter with "The Presqu'île" was at night and it was totally stunning. Beautifully illuminated Fountain des Jacobins, Cèlestines Theater, elegant buildings with graceful balconies (think about the balconies of Boulevard Saint Germain in Paris) - everything was majestic. This is the place to fall in love with! Then we came back in the morning and certainly were not... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

This means half island and is a fabulous area. When it is warm people local and visitors come out to dine and meet. So vibrant and full of life. This area has a lot of fabulous fashion places and the sales are in July.DANGER! DANGER!😎

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This is an excellent shopping area with great street performers and shops for every budget. The best Mango I have ever been in is on this street and it is great for a leisurely walk as there are no cars to contend with.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Generally it is said that for a city to be beautiful it has to be graced by a river............ well Lyon has this except there are two of them! This phenomenon has created what is here known as Presqu'ile or for those that are not so eloquent in the French language: (almost island). Basically a portion of land where the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

To me...it's smack-dab in the middle of everything....Vieux Lyon, the 3rd...metro stops, shopping, restaurants...it has anything and everything that you would need within reach.

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London, United Kingdom
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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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