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Quartier de la Confluence, à Lyon
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Reading time: 0 minPublished on 21 March 2024, updated on 15 April 2024

Lyon is a great place to take a stroll between two cultural visits! A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Lyon is also full of great shopping opportunities. Discover our selection of boutiques and renovated shopping centres.

Wander around the Presqu'île

From Place Bellecour, head up Rue de la République, the main shopping artery, to the Printemps department store and its many name brands. Then cross the l'Argue Passage into the Golden Triangle, where quaint hat-makers and silverware shops take visitors back to the olden days. Rue Edouard Herriot, near Place des Jacobins, is lined with the likes of Hermès, Vuitton and Dior. Something is bound to strike your fancy at Village Market (8 Rue Confort), a concept-store selling books, ready-to-wear fashion and jewellery.

Rare treasures in Ainay

Rue Auguste Comte, south of Place Bellecour, is thriving with art merchants. You may stumble across an unusual, must-have antique at Marilyn's, number 55. At Arpin's, number 32, uncover tasteful plaids, futons and other high-end cushions designed by the two century-old spinning and weaving mill. After admiring what Lyon decorator Claude Cartier has staged at contemporary art gallery TwentyTwo, cross the Paul Couturier footbridge towards the Old Town to savour a slice of praline pie at La Marquise (37 Rue Saint-Jean), an emblematic Lyon bakery-tearoom.

Art-hunting at La Croix-Rousse

Lyon's traditional silk district also famous for its traboules, or passageways, now houses 70 artists at the Designers' Village in Passage Thiaffait (19 Rue René Leynaud). Take time to explore Sophie Guyot's workshop as well (8 Rue Saint-Polycarpe), a textile designer who revisits the contemporary silk scarf.

Reach for the sky...

At the foot of the "Pencil" tower, the 5-storey la Part-Dieu is one of the largest shopping centres in Europe. Recently renovated and redeveloped, it offers 180,000 sq.m. of retail, leisure (1 new cinema complex, climbing wall, accrobranche) and restaurant space (25 new restaurants). A total of 305 retailers, including several luxury brands, have chosen to set up shop here.

The ultimate curiosity: the Cube Orange, located on the banks of the Saône, offers a tour of the leading contemporary furniture designers in the Confluence district, close to the Confluence shopping and leisure centre (75 shops, 1 hotel, 1 multiplex cinema, numerous leisure areas and panoramic terraces).

Lyon has something for everyone!

Recommendations and advice Heritage, gastronomy, art of living... There are many reasons to visit Lyon. However, it's best to plan your visit out of season so that you can take advantage of the different sites when it's not busy. And when it comes to getting around, use public transport, walk or cycle to get from one site to the next while limiting your carbon footprint. Happy shopping in Lyon!

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