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Rhône-Alpes

LyonFashion & Decoration Le Village des Créateurs [The Designers Village] - Passage Thiaffait, 19, rue Leynaud http://www.villagedescreateurs.com/uk/presentation.htmlSeveral workshop boutiques have been put at the disposal of young designers in this unique place in Lyon to encourage their creativity. he originality of the brands is demonstrated there and they attract a clientele who are looking for the “unique item”.

André Claude Canova -  26, Quai Saint-Vincent - www.ac-canova.comAt the foot of the Croix-Rousse, the cradle of Lyon’s silk trade, André Claude Canova creates collections which are a blend of tradition and modernity. Each of his designs is a unique item which has been expertly made. His exceptionally elegant scarves and ties are treasured throughout the world.

L’Atelier de Soierie [The Silk Workshop] - 33, rue Romarin - http://www.atelierdesoierie.com/gb/index.aspThe workshop is situated on the slopes of the Croix-Rousse, the historic district of the silk manufacturers of Lyon, and offers a huge choice of articles, which have all been traditionally printed, such as: ties, scarves, headscarves, muslin, sashes, etc. Guided tours are provided so that visitors can discover the workshops.

La Cité des Antiquaires [The Antique Dealers Centre] - 117, Boulevard Stalingrad - http://www.cite-antiquaires.fr/uk/?PHPSESSID=i8p2eqs8pr3ah3ebooe8s42mg2One hundred or so antique dealers are grouped together in this gallery with contemporary architecture. They offer classic 17th, 18th and 19th century furniture, decorative arts dating from 1925 to 1950, while not forgetting jewellery, crockery, objets d’art and paintings, to an international clientele. EpOx - 1, rue du Griffon - www.epox.fr/ A fashion and design concept store. Small designer clothing lines, bags and decorative objects. Far from the world of mass retailing, epOx is designed for fashion lovers, who reject the standardization of fashion and who are looking for originality and quality.Centre commercial la Part-Dieu [The Part-Dieu Shopping Centre] - www.partdieu.comWith 230 shops and personalized services the Part-Dieu Centre is the essential place to go shopping in Lyon. From ready-to-wear clothing to leisure products to cultural goods to decorative items, a great number of major brands including Galeries Lafayette can be discovered there.

Ma petite robe noire [My little black dress] - 8, rue GasparinMore than 100 models of dresses…which are black! There are day, cocktail and evening dresses... created by designers ranging from Claudie Pierlot to Karl Lagerfeld. Ma petite robe noire [My little black dress] is a unique and very promising concept in the heart of le Carré d’Or [Golden Square district, which boasts the greatest number of luxury shops in the city].

Saoya - 32, rue de Brest - www.saoya.comSaoya offers designer-made jewellery inspired by nature. Discover this little part of Provence in the centre of Lyon! Tango - 30, rue des Remparts d’Ainay - www.tango-deco.frChic and off beat, this shop boasts a colourful designer collection of furniture, lights and gifts. 150 m² of interior design, something for your own pleasure and for the pleasure of others… in total, more than 30 artists are exhibited who will be able to enhance your interior!Shopping itineraries   Visit the exciting world of silk and discover the secrets which made Lyon its capital!Start your journey at the top of the Croix Rousse hill and wander down through the alleys to la Presqu’île (Peninsula) and le musée des Tissus [the Textile Museum] before going to le Vieux-Lyon [Old Lyon] to meet Guignol the puppet, the most renowned of Lyon’s “canuts” (silk weavers). Mur peint des Canuts [The Silk Weavers’ Mural] - 10-12, rue d’Ivry - www.maisondescanuts.comSoierie vivante [The Living Silkworks] - www.soierie-vivante.asso.frAtelier de passementerie [a soft furnishings workshop]Café Cousu - on the Corner of the Rue René Leynaud and the Passage Thiaffait.The ideal place to stop for refreshment during your trip and meet the young designers.The city centre of Lyon is a benchmark in terms of shopping due to the quantity and diversity of the goods on offer. Major franchise outlets, luxury brands or antique dealers are to be found from the Place Bellecour to the Place des Terreaux.

The rue de la République and the rue Victor Hugo: these two pedestrianized streets form the central axis of la Presqu’île [Pennisula] on one side and from the Place Bellecour on the other. Many franchise shops are located there.Le Carré d’Or [The Golden Square]: in a small area between Bellecour and Cordelier, in particular around the Place des Jacobins, more than 70 luxury brands are grouped together such as  Dior, Vuitton, Hermès, Mont Blanc, Escada, Cartier, etc.

Le Quartier des Antiquaires [The Antique Dealers District]: There are hundreds of antique, art and decoration shops all around the Rue Auguste Comte, south of Bellecour. Tendance Presqu’île [The Trendy Pennisula] - www.tendancepresquile.orgWith Tendance Presqu’île [The Trendy Pennisula], you will discover more than 200 of the most trendy city centre shops and stay informed about all of the good shopping deals. In addition to a website, a shopping guide is also published every year. It is free of charge and is available from the Tourist Office. Lyon Shop and Design - www.lyon-shop-design.comDiscover the most creative shops, restaurants and hotels in the urban area of Lyon.  Lyon has established itself as an unquestionable design destination through these unique places created by architects and designers. Gastronomy Les Halles de Lyon – Paul Bocuse [The Paul Bocuse Covered Market of Lyon] - 102, cours Lafayette, LyonLes Halles de Lyon  [the Lyon Covered Market] is the temple of Lyon’s gastronomy since it was created in 1859. It boasts 56 food traders and craftsmen. All kinds of regional products of impeccable quality can be found there as well as restaurants and oyster sellers. The great chefs of Lyon always shop at the market. The Tourist Office offers guided tours and tastings at les Halles de Lyon [the Covered Market of Lyon]: more information is available on www.lyon-france.com/

Chocolate makers/Confectioners

Voisin -  28, rue de la République - www.chocolat-voisin.comThis family-run company is today the leading chocolate maker in the city. It is renowned for the finesse of its chocolates and its specialities, especially the famous “Coussin de Lyon” (pale green marzipan, filled with a chocolate ganache flavoured with curacao). It can be found throughout Lyon in at least twenty or so shops.

Richart - 1, rue du Plat, Lyon - www.richart.comMichel Richart, a chocolate designer, is devoted to creating chocolates for the gourmets of the world. The story of the House of Richart began in 1925 at the top of the Croix Rousse hill.

Bouillet - 15, place de la Croix-Rousse - www.chocolatier-bouillet.comThe House of Bouillet has been offering sweet and savoury macaroons, quality chocolates and astonishing cakes since 1977. Lastly, the company’s speciality, “le Maca’Lyon”, chocolate-covered macaroons, can be found there. Its products delight gourmets from the Croix-Rousse to Tokyo!

Sève - 29, Quai Saint-Antoine, Lyon - www.chocolatseve.comRichard Sève, a master chocolate maker specializes in sweet French-style delicacies and is considered to be one of the best confectioners in France. Sève sweet and savoury macaroons are internationally renowned. Genuine praline tart can also be found in this confectioner’s shop in Lyon. Other Sève shops will welcome you in les Halles de Lyon [The Covered Market of Lyon], in the Part-Dieu district and in Champagne au Mont d’Or.

Bernachon - 42, cours Franklin-Roosevelt - http://www.bernachon.com/welcome.htmThe House of Bernachon offers many varieties of chocolates made from the finest cocoa beans. It has remained true to its traditional know-how since 1953 and today Bernachon chocolates are enjoyed throughout the world.

Saint-Jean Délices - 19, rue Saint JeanSituated in the centre of le Vieux-Lyon [Old Lyon], this shop offers a wide range of jams, fruit jellies, nougats and homemade chocolates. It boasts 200 kinds of sweets including specialities of Lyon such as “coussins”, “quenelles”, etc.

Delicatessens

Giraudet - 2, rue Colonel Chambonnet - www.giraudet.frFounded in 1910, the House of Giraudet offers a huge choice of quenelles, sauces, and fresh soups. It will welcome you for a lunch break with its seasonal products as well as for cookery lessons and tastings. It has a second shop in les Halles de Lyon [the Covered Market of Lyon]. Chorliet-Bellet - 12, rue du Plat - www.chorliet.comA stone’s throw from the Place Bellecour, since 1913, Chorliet Bellet has been offering a great variety of specialities of cooked pork meats from Lyon, prepared dishes and gift sets, all of which are of impeccable quality.      Grenoble

Shopping itineraries

Quartier des Antiquaires [The Antique Dealers District] - Rues Voltaire, Bayard, Servan, Très CloitresHalles Saintes Claires [Saintes Claires Covered Market] - Place Sainte ClaireCommerces du Centre Ville [The City Centre's Shops] - Galeries Lafayette, Place Grenette Good deals in South East France