La Presqu'ile is a walkable neighborhood that's popular for its restaurants, bars, and cafes. You can experience some local theater, or enjoy the natural beauty of the riverfront. A stay at one of La Presqu'ile's hotels makes it easy to venture out into the greater Lyon area.
Sightseeing around La Presqu'ile
The area's storied past is told through the monuments and historic sites, while local museums and theaters add a sense of refinement. Browse the collections at Lyon History Museum, Textile Museum, or Gallo-Roman Museum. You can attend a show at Theatre des Celestins, Guignol Theater, and Lyon Opera. Place des Jacobins, St. Jean Cathedral, and Saint Martin d'Ainay Abbey are monuments worth a look. Learn about the local history at Roman Theatres of Fourviere, Maison des Canuts, and Fort Bron. Quai Tilsit Vaporetto Stop, Quai de Bondy Vaporetto Stop, and Confluence Vaporetto Stop are family favorites.
You can get some shopping done while you're here, or take part in any number of other activities. Local parks like Esplanade de Fourviere, Tete d'Or Park, and Ile Barbe are peaceful spots. Looking for a little retail therapy? Consider a shopping trip to Part Dieu Mall, Lyon Confluence Shopping Center, and Carre de Soie. If you have some more time, pay a visit to Transbordeur, Gerland Sports Palace, or Stade Gerland.
A few of the area's most popular attractions are Bellecour Square, Notre Dame Basilica, and Lyon Museum of Fine Arts. You can also head to Metallic Tower, Terreaux Square, and Place Carnot.
Getting around La Presqu'ile
If you want to get around the city, Bellecour Station is the closest metro stop. Others nearby include Cordeliers Bourse Station and Ampere-Victor Hugo Station.
La Presqu'ile is 12 miles (19.3 km) from the airport in Lyon (LYS-Saint-Exupery). The next closest airport is Saint-Etienne (EBU-Saint-Etienne - Loire Intl.), located 30.4 miles (48.9 km) away.