Originally occupied by the Romans, Presqu'île developed into a hub of activity by the 16th Century, marked by the ... More
Originally occupied by the Romans, Presqu'île developed into a hub of activity by the 16th Century, marked by the construction of an impressive city hall, the Saint Pierre Abbey, and the remodeling of the Hôtel-Dieu. Situated between the Rhône and Saône rivers, this length of land is now a burgeoning commercial center that seamlessly mixes modern pleasures with ancient architecture and a pervasive sense of history. Not to be missed is Rue de la Republique; as one of the longest pedestrian streets in Europe it's a great place to take a stroll while perusing the extensive array of boutiques, cinemas, department stores, and restaurants. A World Heritage Site, this place is a must-visit on your visit to Lyon.
This stone is more than just a curiosity, sitting as it does at the end of the Boulevard de la
Croix Rousse, just a stone's throw away from the Place Bellevue. There are two stories.... one is a legend ...
Well known in France for its size and patronage, this casino, located a bit outside of Lyon, draws a large
number of skilled gamblers. All of the traditional casino games are available at Le Lyon Vert: roulette, dice and ...
The Grande Mosquee de Lyon was conceived by the Ballandras and Mirabeau of Lyon and was mainly funded by King
Fahd of Saudi Arabia and by other Muslim countries. Opened in September 1994, the mosque responded to its critics ...