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Camille Lenoble

The Croix-Rousse hill, an alternative shopping experience

Camille Lenoble, Community Director, Yelp Lyon

Camille Lenoble is the Community Director at Yelp Lyon . "It’s the best district in Lyon to stumble upon unique style apparel and accessories. It’s also a really pleasant district to explore, with its narrow cobbled streets, small cafés and historical "traboules".

Why go shopping on the slopes of the Croix-Rousse?

Over the last few years, and since the opening of the ‘ Village des Créateurs ’ designer village, a number of interesting shops have opened their doors on Croix-Rousse hill, including second-hand clothes stores, designer boutiques, and specialist designer book shops. It is currently the best district in Lyon if you’re looking for unique style clothing and accessories. It’s also a really pleasant district to explore, with its narrow cobbled streets, small cafés and historical traboules .

 

 

What shopping circuit do you recommend on Croix-Rousse hill?

Starting from the Opéra , I suggest you take rue du Griffon and stop off at the Laspid organic designer T-shirt store, and then continue along rue Romarin where you’ll find the "Rumeur Blonde" and "Les Poupées" designers' boutiques. You can then take a break at the cosy Village des Créateurs "Café Cousu" or at the Café Mokxa, before walking back up to Place Sathonay where you can explore the "Fripes Ketchup" clothes store. Next, walk along the Grande Côte, where you’ll find various designer boutiques including Twig 7 and the " Même pas en Rêve " and "A Tire d'Ailes (book shop). Finally, end your walk at the top of Croix-Rousse hill with a visit to the "Instant Poétique" store. From the hilltop you can enjoy one of the very best views that dominate the city of Lyon.

Has Lyon turned into a fashionable city?

Yes, obviously! We’re now light years away from the traditional austere image of Lyon, where it was once dark and dreary.  There is a real creative dynamism here in Lyon, expressed most obviously at the Village des Créateurs, where Lyon’s talented young designers enjoy the benefits of having their own boutique while they launch their careers. With the explosion of the " Nuits sonores " and the Biennial Contemporary Arts festival , there’s undeniably a real creative thrust in Lyon.

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