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Shopping

A genuine paradise for shopping to all kinds of budget. From markets to the most luxury stores, there are many options

Starting with the crème de la crème, that is, the best luxury shops, these must be sought in the Rue du Président Herriot, an artery with nineteenth century buildings, which is the ideal setting for sophisticated shopping with French and international top brands. The streets are Emile Zola and Gasparin also indicated for those looking for products of higher standards. In the oldest part of town and the area of Croix-Rousse boutiques are aimed for those looking for articles created by independent brands and young designers. The stores are also a good choice for those looking for diversity in the supply and price: Galeries Printemps are on Rue de la Republique, while Galeries Lafayette are located in the Part Dieu, another very popular area for shopping. Street Auguste Comte and La Cite des Antiquaires (www.cite-antiquaires.fr), in Villeurbanne, are the most suitable for those looking for books or antiques. Lyon markets are stimulating experiences for those who want to buy local products, fresh or simply enjoying the atmosphere of the city. Some are open daily and some have specific days to run, but the variety is such that it is not difficult to find one (www.lyon.fr). Among the most famous is the Halle de la Martiniere, a good place to buy wine or cheese. The Place Bellecour has, on Sunday mornings, a small fair in philately. Now the Place de Tapie is on Saturdays and it is a meeting point for those who want to buy books. To find handicrafts and works of new artists it is good idea to go on Sunday mornings to the Quai de Bondy. In Lyon, there are also many places to buy typical French products. In Saint-Jean Delices (www.chocolat-voisin.com) you will find specialties of the region, while Bernachon (www.bernachon.com) is reputed to be one of the best chocolate shops in the world

Shopping: other destinations

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