One of Lyon's primary commercial thoroughfares - built in the style of the 19th-century avenues of Baron Haussman in Paris - has grown and developed along with the city itself. And while you'll certainly find more than a few exclusive fashion, jewelry, and accessories retailers, there are also plenty of shops which are more affordable for all wallets. Rue de la République starts at the Place Bellcoeur, and is easy to navigate because it's pedestrian. One particularly notable landmark is its FNAC centre, a lovely building which was once the headquarters of the newspaper Le Progrès, as well as the nearby cinemas. The street is also home to many lively cafés and restaurants - great for a restorative drink or a meal after some intense shopping.
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