Rue de la République: a must since 1878.
"Anyone who has not been down Rue de la République has not truly visited Lyon." Formerly Rue Impériale, renamed Rue de la République in 1878, it is the essential stopping-off place for locals and tourists eager to discover the treasures to be found in the very heart of Lyon. It is actually a treasure in itself: the first street in France to have been made pedestrian and coveted by leading brands.
The shopping star
The fact that its notoriety in Lyon extends outside France has nothing to do with chance. As the backbone of the Presqu'île, it links Place Louis Pradel and Place Bellecour, thus providing a rich and diverse range of products. Heaven for lovers of open air shopping! Better still, it is a place where all trends, styles and generations converge, a life-size "red carpet" that attracts the entire city.Light and perspectives Do you enjoy breathtaking perspectives and the chic of Haussmann’s architecture?
Do you enjoy strolling down a pedestrian area?
Then you'll love Rue de la République, which is transformed into a cathedral of light during the festival every year!
This is somewhere you go to see and be seen. Many artists have elected domicile in Rue de la République. Spectacular events and emotions are guaranteed. Don't be surprised to rub shoulders with dancers or jugglers during happenings. For instance, this is where the Inside Out Project, initiated by the artist JR with Charlotte Le Bon and commemorating the 30th anniversary of the solidarity march in favour of equality and against racism, took place.
Let's meet in Rue de la République, where the whole city is at your feet!"