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La Presqu'ileLyon

Spread over a narrow peninsula between the Rhône and Sâone rivers, Lyon’s commercial center draws in visitors with its luxury shops and cultural institutions.

Lyon’s bustling Presqu'île is sandwiched between the pretty banks of two rivers. Not only is it home to numerous shops, department stores and restaurants, but it is also blessed with many grand, stately buildings and must-see cultural sites.

The Presqu'île is a peninsula that encompasses the land to the south where the two rivers meet, known as the Confluence. This area has recently undergone a regeneration project and the docklands area is now thriving. Head here to see the 2-million-strong collection at the Musée des Confluences or to browse the gallery at the riverside La Sucrière cultural center.

Go shopping along Rue Victor-Hugo and Rue de la République, where stores are housed in grand Haussmann-style 19th-century structures. Both streets branch off from Place Bellecour, one of the largest pedestrianized squares in Europe. Check out the equestrian statue depicting Louis XIV at the center of the square, then relax at one of the chic cafés bordering the expansive plaza. South of the square, the Auguste Comte area is known for its antique shops.

At Terreaux Square, admire the impressive centerpiece fountain, which was created by Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi, the sculptor behind the world-famous Statue of Liberty. Spend an afternoon in the Lyon Musée des Beaux Arts, where you can view an illustrious collection that includes artworks from Picasso, Matisse, Van Gogh and more.

Continue sightseeing at Place de la Comédie, which is dominated by the unusual Opéra de Lyon. This unconventional structure combines a neoclassical 19th-century façade with a strikingly modern semicircular glass roof. Walk south and you’ll catch a glimpse of other well-known attractions including Saint-Nizier and Saint-Bonaventure churches.

Stop by the Théâtre des Célestins for cultural treats. Named after the Célestine monastery that was previously located on this site, the magnificent neoclassical venue was designed by French architect Gaspard André and opened in 1881. During Lyon’s annual Festival of Lights, which takes place every December, the building’s façade is lit up in a spectacular fashion.

To reach Presqu'île, ride the metro to Cordeliers, Bellecour, Ampère or Perrache stations.


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Hôtel des Savoies Lyon Perrache
Hôtel des Savoies Lyon Perrache
3 out of 5
80 Rue De La Charite, Lyon, Rhone
The price is $61 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7

Located in Lyon City Centre, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Textile Museum and Bellecour Square. Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon and Hôtel de Ville de Lyon ...

3.8/5Good! (294 reviews)

"😊👍good hotel it nice"…"

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2020

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Intercontinental Lyon Hotel Dieu
Intercontinental Lyon Hotel Dieu
5 out of 5
20 Quai Jules Courmont, Lyon, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes
The price is $181 per night from Dec 20 to Dec 21

Located in Lyon City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Place des Jacobins and Bellecour Square. Hôtel de Ville de Lyon and Museum of Fine ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (110 reviews)

"The place is charming and excellent location in heart of the city. We loved to be there unfortunately all the restaurants were not open. We will come back soon"…"

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2020

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5 place Bellecour, Lyon, Rhone
The price is $113 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7

Located in Lyon City Centre, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Bellecour Square and Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon. Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière and ...

4.3/5Excellent! (192 reviews)
Great location and lovely room

"We loved Lyon and the room was very clean and secure. Anastasia was super helpful and the location was great."…"

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2020

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MOB Hotel Lyon Confluence
MOB Hotel Lyon Confluence
3 out of 5
55 quai Rambaud, Lyon
The price is $77 per night from Dec 10 to Dec 11

Located in Lyon City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of La Sucriere and Confluence Museum. Halle Tony Garnier and Bellecour Square are also within ...

4.3/5Excellent! (381 reviews)

"Really nice modern hotel. Watch out: there is no TV in rooms... but overall a very nice place near a huge commercial center"…"

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2020

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Hotel Charlemagne
Hotel Charlemagne
4 out of 5
23 Cours Charlemagne, Lyon, Rhone
The price is $68 per night from Dec 9 to Dec 10

Located in Lyon City Centre, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Lyon Confluence Shopping Center and Textile Museum. Bellecour Square and Confluence Museum ...

4/5Very Good! (483 reviews)

"Tidy all round - no facilities for restaurant or bar due to cv-19 so had to eat up the street."…"

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2020

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Hotel Carlton Lyon - MGallery Hotel Collection
Hotel Carlton Lyon - MGallery Hotel Collection
4 out of 5
4 Rue De Jussieu, Lyon, Rhone
The price is $161 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 30

Located in Lyon City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Place des Jacobins, Hôtel de Ville de Lyon, and Bellecour Square. Museum of Fine ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (830 reviews)

"Beautifull, location was perfect and staff excellent."…"

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2020

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