Lyon - Shopping
Shopping becomes deceptively relaxed in a pedestrian-friendly city like Lyon. All you have to do is to follow the pedestrian route along the rue de la République and rue Président Edouard Herriot for your credit card to become overheated. But don’t forget that you are at the hub of the gastronomic galaxy. Failing to take a few samples home to taste would be a great mistake.
Lyon's food hall is located in a concrete quarter erected in the 1970s. But what food! Colette and her daughter probably offer the best cured meats and provisions in France. She dispatches them to customers throughout the world. This means that she is used to vacuum packing sausages, quenelles and other delicacies.
If you are a chocolate lover then you have to visit this world-famous “maître chocolatier” – master chocolate maker. Indulge in chocolate!
Visit the Galeries Lafayette department store which is a chain store found all over France. Here you will find just about anything related to clothes or decoration.
France’s most stylistically pure clothes designer who has been around for decades with elegant tailoring, but always a slightly crazy touch.
Here you find two floors of street wear and Sunday best for hip-hoppers (Homecore, Bullrot, Double H, All Access, Luka, Lady Soul, Voona).
This is where you can buy or trade for just that old Piaf vinyl record, Serge Gainsbourg CD or Enki Bilal comic album you have been looking for.
Vavro et Co
Blaise Vavro is one of Lyon’s most interesting wine retailers. Belongs to a younger generation that really tries to discover small wines at reasonable prices.