The best places to go shopping in Lyon range from designer boutiques to market stalls. The city’s shopping scene varies from neighborhood to neighborhood, with plenty of treasures to be found. Lyon has several traditional markets offering fresh produce directly sourced from the countryside. On the flip side, you can indulge in upmarket shopping at haute couture shops in the historic center of Lyon. 

    Each of Lyon's districts has its own distinctive characteristic: young designer labels, luxury, and well-known brands, or antique dealers. Local specialties include pralines, silks, and charcuterie meats – all make great souvenirs to take home. Check out our guide to the best places to shop in Lyon.

    Where to shop and what to buy in Lyon?


    Vieux Lyon

    Window shopping in the historic center of Lyon

    Aside from its undeniable cultural interest, Vieux Lyon (Old Lyon) is also a neighborhood to saunter from shop to shop looking for the perfect souvenir or a sweet or savory treat to take home in your suitcase. Or simply steep yourself in the atmosphere of its shops, from the most original to the most traditional. 

    As you wander its cobbled streets, be sure to check out Boul'dingue, a small bookstore where vintage movie theater posters and comic books await or fall for an original t-shirt that will showcase your newfound love for the city at Tribu des Gones. Take home some sweet pink praline from La Marquise or saucisson brioché (sausage in brioche) from Sirop de la Rue. Finally, make the most of Lyon's famous silk-making by treating yourself to a scarf from Brochier or some fabric by the meter from La Maison Combier.

    Location: Vieux Lyon, 69005 Lyon, France


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    Find some little gems 100% made in Lyon

    The slopes of Croix-Rousse are the perfect place to get a feel for the animated world of Lyon creation. Rue du Romarin and Montée de la Grande-Côte are overflowing with small, independent shops full of original fashion pieces and items of vintage decor, second-hand clothes shops, bookstores specialized in design and other trendy concept stores. 

    The Village des Créateurs (Creators' Village) is a real hot spot for young talent supported by the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region where ceramicists, seamstresses and accessory designers rival each other to the delight of passers-by. It's centered around Passage Thiaffait, a traditional alleyway at the bottom of the slopes. It's the ideal spot if you love a little shopping off the beaten path. The small cafés dotted around are perfect for a quick sit down when your bags get too heavy.

    Location: Pentes de la Croix Rousse, 69001 Lyon, France


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    Carré d'Or

    Lyon's shopping hot spot for haute couture

    Between Place Bellecour, Les Cordeliers and Place des Jacobins, Presqu’Île's well-named Carré d'Or (Golden Square) is a mecca for fashionistas of all types. Here you can find haute couture shops, including Hermès, Louis Vuitton and Dior, and great jewelry houses, including Maier and Beaumont & Finet in the neighbourhood's poshest streets of Rue de la République, Rue Gasparin, Rue Émile Zola and Rue Président Édouard Herriott. 

    There's also a place for multi-brand shops like Printemps and more affordable fashion labels such as Zara, Camaïeu and H&M making this partly pedestrianized neighbourhood an unmissable shopping spot, whatever your budget. In Passage de l'Argue, an authentic covered passageway with an atmosphere of luxury, you'll find yourself propelled back in time thanks to its shops selling hats, cutlery, gentlemen's shirts, leather and candies, giving you some delightful time out in the middle of the city centre.

    Location: Place Bellecour, 69002 Lyon, France



    A reinvented shopping mall experience in Lyon

    The Pôle de Commerces et de Loisirs de Confluence (Confluence trading and leisure complex) take center stage in a fast-growing neighbourhood, south of Presqu’Île at the point where the Rhône and the Saône meet. Here, green neighborhoods and contemporary architecture reign supreme. We owe this building to Jean-Paul Viguier curving naturally to where shopping lovers come to wander around with their friends or family. The premises are partially covered and partially open-air and have patios overlooking the harbor as well as several national and international sport and leisure labels. 

    Find somewhere to have a bite to eat in a pleasant setting and, if you're with young children, you'll be delighted to discover that there are several activities for them to enjoy. A movie theater, a hotel, a family leisure center and a climbing center, Climb'Up, finish off the varied range of attractions.

    Location: 112 Cours Charlemagne, 69002 Lyon, France

    Open: Monday–Saturday 10 am to 8 pm (closed on Sundays)

    Phone: +33 (0)4 72 31 32 80


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    Rue Auguste Comte

    A chic and timeless neighbourhood for antiques and bargain hunters

    With its pretty façades, wooden shop fronts and smart shop windows, Rue Auguste Comte connects Place Bellecour to Perrache and is a haven for lovers of antiques and art in a wider sense. Here, and in the adjacent streets, the shops present-day Ali Baba caves overflowing with treasures for curious souls and connoisseurs.

    Items include coins and stamps, dolls and toys from the past, engravings, rare books, vintage furniture, sculptures and paintings. Modern galleries, dedicated elegant clothes boutiques and concept stores specialized in boho-chic interior decoration swell the ranks of the businesses dedicated to art de vivre and make for a pleasant walk between the world of yesteryear and the present day. If you're in Lyon on the first Thursday of October, don't miss the very select soirée Tapis Rouge (Red Carpet evening) when the boutiques present their finest attire.

    Location: Rue Auguste Comte, 69002 Lyon, France


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    Croix-Rousse Market

    Stroll through authentic Lyonnaise market scene full of local produce

    Croix-Rousse Market retains a village feel, blending the countryside into the city. Its stalls mix Lyon specialties with organic fruit and vegetables and other fresh produce from farms in the region, such as meat, poultry, cheese, tripe and cold meats. Bread, bakery items, wine and flowers complete this slightly patriotic, slightly boho colorful gourmet offering. 

    The sound of laughter and conversation in a southern French accent peppered with regional expressions resonates from the stalls. You can't deny you're in an authentic, friendly place where going shopping comes combined with the promise of a helping of happiness in your basket. To round off your experience of the neighbourhood's culture, order a coffee on the patio at Brasserie Chanteclair once you've finished.

    Location: Boulevard de la Croix-Rousse, 69004 Lyon, France

    Open: Tuesday and Thursday from 6 am to 1 pm, Friday–Sunday from 6 am to 1.30 pm


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    Ferme de l'Abbé Rozier

    An ethically sound market beside the gates of Lyon

    It's at the gates of Lyon, in Écully, that you can find Ferme de l'Abbé Rozier (Abbé Rozier farm). Its first foundations date back to 1787 when clergymen took their first agricultural lessons there. It's not just fruit and vegetables that are cultivated over the farm's 10 hectares, but human values too. Today, the farm has thrown itself into several missions, including professional integration, organic market gardening and selling to the public, as well as restaurants in the region. 

    Michelin-starred chefs from Lyon shop here with conviction. Dairy products, meat, bakery products, honey and homemade juices are all on offer. The farm is committed to the environment, composts the waste from the restaurants it works with and offers gardening classes to all.

    Location: 3 Chemin de Chalin, 69130 Ecully, France

    Open: Wednesday from 3.30 pm to 7 pm


    Lyon Evening Farmer's Market

    Buy produce from across the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region

    Lyon Evening Farmer's Market is found on Place Carnot outside Perrache train station, which actually opens from 3 pm to 8 pm on Wednesdays. The first of its kind in Lyon, it enjoys a special atmosphere at the end of the afternoon in the time between leaving work and going out for dinner. Tourists and locals march up and down its only aisle as they refuel with a snack and a drink, look for inspiration for that evening's dinner or simply take in the delightful charm of the hustle and bustle. 

    There are fewer traders here than at other markets, but they're all high quality: all the products come from nearby farms, the meat and the cheeses are local, the fruit and vegetables are guaranteed to be in season and the flowers are blooming fresh.

    Location: Place Carnot, 69002 Lyon, France

    Open: Wednesday from 3 pm to 8 pm


    Creation Marketplace

    A prominent gathering spot for Lyon artists

    Established in 1979, Marché de la Création (Creation Marketplace) is a free-to-access, open-air exhibition area. Under the plane trees on Quai Romain Rolland, in the Vieux Lyon neighbourhood, a hundred or so artists exhibit and sell their artwork every Sunday morning, come wind, rain or shine. Painters, sculptors, photographers, engravers, ceramicists and handmade jewelry makers gather along this charming promenade to create a space for meeting, exchange, sharing and togetherness. 

    They'll be delighted to share their inspiration if you ask them about their art and you can also order an original piece. Creation Marketplace is an integral part of Lyon's cultural heritage and, more than just a simple mainstream art gallery, it's a real place to celebrate humanity. That's your Sunday morning stroll sorted.

    Location: Quai Romain Rolland, 69005 Lyon, France

    Open: Sunday from 8 am to 1 pm


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    Saint-Antoine Célestins Market

    A traditional market on Lyon's quayside

    You'll find the largest food market in the city, Marché alimentaire Saint-Antoine Célestins (Saint-Antoine Célestins food market), along the Saône, opposite Vieux Lyon. Cherished by locals and chefs alike, you'll also be able to verify the freshness of the cooking if you're a morning person. Here, some 100 producers, market gardeners and farmers offer fruit and vegetables, meat and poultry, cheeses and cold meats, fish, bread and pastries, wine and fresh flowers, from Tuesday to Sunday. 

    Mouthwatering aromas emanate from the stalls and store owners' tips and customers' recipes will help you envisage some of the dishes you'll be able to prepare with your ingredients. To make the moment last longer, sit down to a drink at one of the refreshment stalls along the riverside.

    Location: Quai Saint-Antoine, 69002 Lyon, France

    Open: Tuesday–Friday from 6 am to 1 pm, Saturday from 6 am to 1.30 pm, Sunday from 6 am to 2 pm


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