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Les Lunettes de Marius. Eye candy

By Laura Sam

A big wooden table on one side, a comfortable sofa on the other and a great choice of spectacles around,you have entered Simon Lauzier and Boris Vicard’s Les Lunettes de Marius.

Located in the touristic area of Vieux Lyon, Les Lunettes de Marius is not like other optical and traditional shops. “We’re selling a dream, pieces of jewellery. Glasses are like a fashion item, not something we have to wear but we want to. An exclusive piece,” says Simon Lauzier. The choice of glasses and sunglasses offered in the boutique shows it – great quality and design and all from independent brands including Claire Goldsmith, Isson, Lafont, L.G.R., Sashee, Persol and Masunaga, with most of it being handmade in Europe or Japan. And the owners know how to greet their customers, they will offer you tea or coffeewhilst discussing with you about their products. More than just a spectacles shop, it feels like home. If you want more, they also do exhibitions and events around art, fashion and design. And they are open seven days a week! There is no reason not to stop by, you can go in with your eyes closed.

Photos courtesy of Les Lunettes de Marius

Les Lunettes de Marius

1 Rue Marius Gonin, 69005 Lyon 

Phone: (+33) 09 50 53 57 17 

Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday 9am-8pm; Sunday to Monday 2pm-7pm

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