Presqu’ile is the peninsula that lies at the heart of Lyon, France. Surrounded by the flowing waters of the Rhone and the Saone, it is home to magnificent heritage buildings dating from the 17th and 18th centuries, such as the Hotel de Ville (City Hall) and Palais de la Bourse. Rue de la Republique is principal shopping street in Presqu-ile and offers numerous trendy shops and eateries to pass away the time. Nineteenth-century Haussmann-style buildings and long straight avenues make for a picturesque stroll through the peninsula, which is just a five-minute walk across the bridge from Old Lyon.
- Visit the Place des Terreaux, where heads were once chopped during the French Revolution, and now features a grand fountain designed by Frédéric Bartholdi, the architect behind the Statue of Liberty.
- Catch a performance by the Opéra National de Lyon or attend a ballet or classical music concert at the 19th century Nouvel Opera House on Place de la Comédie.
- Explore the Place Bellecour, a vast public square that is a popular gathering spot in Lyon close to many designer shops and is host to concerts, events, and a seasonal ice rink and Ferris wheel.
Presqu'île is easy to get to by public transport. From the Lyon Saint Exupéry Airport, visitors can take the Rhone Express train to the Par Dieu station, transfer to the metro to get to Bellecour station. Metro lines A and D stop at Bellecour, and line A also stops at Hotel de Ville, Cordeliers Bourse, Ampere - Victor Hugo, and Parrache. There is also a train station at Parrache, as well as tram stops for the T1 and T2. Trams have priority at traffic lights, so do not be alarmed as the tram breezes through them.
13 hotels in Presqu'île-Belllecour
Hotel Sofitel Lyon Bellecour, located in the heart of the city is an ideal hotel for a tourist getaway or a business meeting. The hotel offers all the modern amenities for a pleasant and... More
A beautiful 19th century building that boasts a Lyon style of architecture; the Mercure Lyon Centre Beaux Arts offers you comfortable accommodation in a great locale, thus making it an ideal base... More
Combining modern comfort and sophistication, Hotel Carlton Lyon - MGallery Collection is an ideal lodging option for those who are seeking superb facilities in an ideal location. From this hotel,... More
Right in the heart of Lyon and the shopping streets of the Presquile, the Mercure Lyon Plaza Republique Hotel offers an ideal location as well as splendid comforts to make your visit to Lyon an... More
Hotel Le Royal Lyon MGallery Collection offers discreet luxurious amenities, understated elegance and personalized service to discerning travellers while they are staying in the area. Plenty of... More
Offering contemporary amenities and personalized services, the Best Western Saint Antoine Hotel Lyon is an 18th century manor that caters to the needs of discerning travellers. GeneralBusiness... More
With individually-designed accommodations set in the centre of the historic district, Globe and Cecil Lyon makes for a convenient base for discerning travellers in a business or leisure trip in... More
With its comfortable accommodations, gracious hospitable service and central location, Grand Hotel De La Paix Lyon makes for an ideal base while exploring this part of France. This Lyon hotel... More
Holidaymakers looking for a convenient starting point for exploring this heritage-rich France city find suitable base at the cosy spaces of Hotel Republik. This inviting Lyon retreat provides easy... More