Place Bellecour Area Walk (Self Guided), Lyon

The Presqu'ile district has a lot going for it with its many shops, beautiful century-old buildings and immaculate streets. One of the most popular attractions here is the Place Bellecour, its finest square.

This huge pedestrian plaza is the fourth largest square in France and its east and west sides are lined by elegant 19th-century buildings. At the center is an equestrian statue of King Louis XIV, which was installed in the square in 1825. Look down at the base of this monument to see two allegorical statues of the Saône and the Rhône rivers. There is also a statue of the French aviator, writer and poet Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

Leading off the magnificent square is rue Victor Hugo, one of the swankiest streets in the city and a popular shopping destination. You will find franchised shops and large affordable chains here. The road will also take you to the Place Carnot, another delightful square. Take a seat at one of the bars or restaurants lining the square and enjoy the views of five and six-story 19th-century buildings. If you are still in the mood for a spot of shopping, go to the rue Auguste Comte. Look around shops selling arts, antiques and decorations.
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Place Bellecour Area Walk Map

Guide Name: Place Bellecour Area Walk
Guide Location: France » Lyon
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Discovery)
Travel Distance: 2.1 Km or 1.3 Miles
Author: Linda

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