The Presqu’île – “almost island” – is so called because the district seems wedged between the Rhône and the Saône rivers. It is the bourgeois district of the city, the little Paris, judging by its Haussmann-like architecture. Everything is neat, refined and luxurious. The shopping streets are punctuated with pretty squares, each with its own personality and history.
Let’s cross the peninsula from square to square, starting from Bellecour, the royal square, then to Jacobins, the religious one, to Célestins, the theatrical one, to Cordeliers, the lively one, to Republic, the political one and finally to Terreaux, the cultural one, to discover the city from an inspiring angle. You are going to be spellbound