Lyon is the second largest city in France, with only Paris itself being larger. Visitors to the area can find plenty of shops and stores at which to do their shopping.
Rue Victor Hugo
Rue Victor Hugo was Lyon’s first pedestrian street. Today, it is connected to The Métro Line A, which runs beneath the streets. This was originally developed underground to make more room for cars. However, by the time construction of the Métro was finished, the old car-loving mayor had died. Visitors can take the Métro today to visit any one of the many shops that line this street.
If you’re hoping to get online, you can find a few internet cafes along Rue Romarin, which is behind the City Hall and Place des Terreaux. This is an old, narrow street that is picturesque and retains a unique charm. When visiting, you’ll find Planete Net/Phone at 21 Rue Romarin. It’s a little larger than nearby internet café, Web n’ Call. However, in most other respects, these two locations are the same.
Quai Saint Antoine/Quai des Célestins
Lyon is said to have over thirty outdoor food markets spread out over all the districts of the city. One you might particularly enjoy sits on the banks of the Saône, on Quai Saint Antoine and Quai des Célestins. It is open six mornings a week, Tuesday through Sunday, from six in the morning until close to two in the afternoon. Visitors can also eat and drink at La Buvette Bonaparte, which is near the bridge of the same name.
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