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Our 10 best places for shopping in Lyon

Lyon’s shopping scene is ever growing, with plenty of independent boutiques as well as the high street and haute couture brands we all live. Here are the shopping areas you can’t miss. 

Shopping in Lyon Presqu’ile

Shopping in Lyon Around Place Bellecour

Bellecour is the heart of the presqu’île in Lyon 2. Consequentially, many big brands have chosen to set up shop there. There are plenty of shops for bargain lovers and fans of haute couture alike. Head to Rue de la République if you’re looking for high street brands such as FNAC, H&M or Brandy Melville (just off Rue de la République at 14 Rue Confort).

Rue Victor Hugo, a pedestrian shopping street from Bellecour to Perrache.

Or if you’re looking for some more upmarket shops, they are dotted around the streets surrounding Place Bellecour (rues Victor-Hugo, Emile-Zola, Edouard-Herriot, rue de la République…). Examples include Sandro (16 Rue Emile Zola), Gant (4 Rue Jean de Tournes, 69002), and Louis Vuitton (94 Rue du Président Édouard Herriot, 69002). 

You’ll undoubtedly visit Bellecour, whether a tourist or an expat, as it is in the heart of the city. It can be reached by metro lines A and D and several bus lines. 

Grand Hôtel Dieu, the newest shopping center in Lyon

Grand Hotel Dieu shopping centre.

Located just off Bellecour square, the Grand Hôtel Dieu is home to many upmarket brands. Check out feminine clothing brand Marie Sixtine, expert in essential oils Aroma-Zone, and high quality furniture store OBBO design. The Grand Hôtel Dieu is also home to the brand new Hotel Intercontinental and a smaller version of les Halles de Part-Dieu.  A stone’s throw from Bellecour, the Grand Hôtel Dieu is easy to get to by metro lines A, D, and several bus lines. 

A shopping experience in République Grolée-Carnot area

This area of shopping is so called as it is spread across three shopping streets in the centre of Lyon’s Presqu’île: République, Grolée and Carnot.

It encompasses the area between Rue de la République and the Rhône river. The streets are home to over 250 boutiques, with homeware, fashion, and electronics shops.

Hema and Uniqlo shops in Lyon Grolée area.

It’s particularly a great area for sports fans due to its plethora of sports shops including JD Sports, Nike, Courir, SO sport, FootLocker, Decathlon, and for skiing fans, Snow Leader, where you can get all your snow sports supplies.

Other major brands on offer include Doc Martens, Hema, Uniqlo and H&M.

The closest metro stations include Bellecour (lines A and D) and Cordeliers (line A). The area is also accessible via several bus routes.

Shopping in Lyon Part-Dieu Area

Part-Dieu Shopping centre

The Part-Dieu is a high street lover’s paradise in Lyon 3rd. It’s completely indoors so perfect for all seasons, letting you avoid both sunburn and the freezing cold! Opened in 1975, it is one of the largest shopping centres in France, along with Les Quatre Temps in La Défense in Paris and Vélizy 2. 

La Part-Dieu shopping mall next to the train station.

Spread across 5 floors, you can find shops such as Primark, Zara, FNAC, Galeries Lafayette and Hema. There’s also plenty of places to grab a bite to eat, such as Foccaccia, Steak’n’shake or Hippopotamus. 

It’s easy to get to, in the heart of Lyon 3, with a stop on metro line B that takes you straight into the shopping centre- just follow signs for ‘centre commercial’. It is also served by various tram and bus lines. 

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Sources : This is Lyon

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