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quartier Renaissance Saint Jean

Open Now: 08:15 - 19:00
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Very crowded on holidays

Charming - but touristed. Off course. The shops are mainly restaurants, pubs and cafe - not... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Anders A
Copenhagen, Denmark
Just like a Film Set!!!

Absolutely stunning, lots of architectural details, plenty of little streets, shops and restaurants... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Charming - but touristed. Off course. The shops are mainly restaurants, pubs and cafe - not designershops or similar.

Thank Anders A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely stunning, lots of architectural details, plenty of little streets, shops and restaurants to be explored!!! Utterly mesmerising city!!!

Thank mr_rubenschmidt
Reviewed 1 week ago

An enchanting area with lots of history as well as restaurants, shops., It is advisable to take a tour of the church and the traboules as well

Thank ArielaIsrael
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cobble stone streets which are narrow, and something new to discover with every turn. Comfortable shoes recommended. Must stop at one of the cafes.

Thank Wendy B
Reviewed 12 September 2018

We had a lot of fun just wandering around Vieux Lyon and the Saint Jean quarter...lots of fun shops, cafes, picturesque little streets.

Thank FoxyBuckeye2015
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Loved seeing all the silk shops and the bakeries and sweet shops. Charming old town in a busy modern city. Lots to see as you walk.

Thank Cheryl A
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

We strolled through these streets and then stopped off to sit down and watch people as they went by with their shopping

Thank Gerard m
Reviewed 16 August 2018

Quartier Renaissance Saint-Jean is a lovely area to walk around taking your time. Full of history, if rushing you just might miss some little morsels. Rue Sain-Jean is the main street in Vieux-Lyon running for 400 metres, built in the 3rd century. Beside the cathedral...More

3  Thank KTGP
Reviewed 25 January 2018

You can pick up excellent do-it-yourself at the reception of the Musée Gadagne (ask if you don't come across it, everyone knows it in the area), or at the Tourist Office on Place Bellecour. As you stroll, look up at the architecture - hand-carved stone...More

4  Thank Jennifer G
Reviewed 21 January 2018

Walking around in this part of Lyon is like going back in time. The narrow streets, the old houses, the Traboules - the speciality shops and much more. Not to forget the Bouchons serving old fashioned Lyonaise dishes.

2  Thank Klynge
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28 September 2016|
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Response from Pauline L |
Some are open in this area. Depending on what kind of shop you mean: food or restaurant yes;souvenirs, yes; artistic items, yes; but traditional ones, not many. And it may be a difference if you come in the Summer or in... More
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