The Presqu'ile epitomizes European luxury shopping. Peruse the boutiques and stop at one of the many cafes that populate “the peninsula”--many are situated in just the right place for people watching. Don’t miss the Rue Mercière, where printers and booksellers gathered in the 15th and 16th centuries to practice their trade. These moneyed avenues weren’t always the home to shopping and coffee sipping. They were once a counterpoint to the church's power in Vieux Lyon (Old Lyon.) Those who didn’t wield power in the Saint Paul quarter, tried their hand here. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to The Presqu'ile and many more Lyon attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Lyon attractions planner.
The Presqu'ile reviews
17th-18th Century, I suspect. We were very fortunate as this area was just minutes from our Hotel so we managed to explore quite a bit of it. Again, beautiful buildings, much larger than the old... more »
The Presqu'ile is a lovely area of Lyon. It's full of restaurants, cafes, fashion and other types of stores. It also has wonderful architecture as well as some stunning buildings. This is certainly..... more »
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