From the late Middle-Ages, Rue Mercière was the shopping street of Lyon. It was revamped in the nineteenth century but retains a Renaissance architecture typical of Lyon. The southern part of the street, near the Place des Jacobins, is the most remarkable and popular. You will find many restaurants that occupy the ground floors of buildings. Note: the number 56 has a “traboule” leading to 26 Quai Saint-Antoine and is a fine example of Renaissance architecture.
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