Rue St Jean is the main thoroughfare of Vieux Lyon, part of the city's UNESCO World Heritage Site. This cobblestone pedestrian street is full of souvenir shops and restaurants targeted at tourists. Local people are aware that real good bouchons are extremely rare here. On a sunny Sunday afternoon, it may be hard to walk because of the crowd of both locals and tourists. You can also check out the more quiet rue des Trois Maries which runs parallel to rue St Jean, between place de la Baleine and rue du Palais de Justice.
Rue St Jean, Lyon
Rue St Jean and Nearby Attractions on Map
Lyon Cathedral(0.2 km)
The Lyon Cathedral, officially named the St Jean Cathedral, is a Roman Catholic cathedral dedicated to Saint John the Baptist.
The traboules are a unique architectural feature of Lyon's historical buildings, largely influenced by Italy and especially Florence.
Renaissance Courtyards(0.1 km)
Lyon is known for its buildings with traboules, though some have very beautiful courtyards but no real traboules (crossing from one street to another).
Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière(0.4 km)
The Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière atop Fourvière Hill is votively dedicated to Virgin Mary, patron saint of Lyon, for saving the city from several adversities – scurvy in 1638, the Black Death of bubonic plague that spread through Europe in 1643, cholera epidemic in 1832, and Prussian invasion in 1870.
Amphithéâtre des Trois Gaules(0.9 km)
The Amphitheatre des Trois Gaules is a Roman theatre from 19 BC that marks the place where the first Christian martyrs of Gaul were thrown to the lions in 177 AD.
Rue du Président Edouard Herriot(0.5 km)
The Rue du Président Edouard Herriot is an important street in the Presqu'ile quarter, part of Lyon's UNESCO World Heritage site.
Place des Terreaux(0.7 km)
The Place des Terreaux is a large square in the heart of Lyon in the Presqu'ile district.
Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse(1.8 km)
Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse is an indoor food market with 59 shops selling the best of Lyon's gourmet creations.
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