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Le Marché de la Creation

On Sunday morning is a good time to walk along the river Saone, when livelier are its quays. And that is because on this day, the riverbanks are transformed to welcome people who come in search of a unique treasure to take home.

On the left bank of the river, book vendors install on weekends in their usual metal boxes settled along the river or in the shops opposite. This is the place to complete your library with original works or rare copies you will find at the better price.

On the other side is located Le Marché de la Création , meeting point of about 170 artists from 80 different nationalities offering artworks to suit all budgets that include paintings, tapestries, jewelery, ornaments , lace and embroidery, sculptures and decorative items. It is a unique market in Europe for its size and number of exhibitors, and with a long history since it was established in 1979 by an elderly couple. Lyon is a very creative city, full of outstanding artisans and artists that show their works in these unforgettable markets. Do make sure to find here a unique souvenir made ​​in Lyon.

And nearby, the food market of St. Antoine. If weather is nice, people is always ready to choose between their fresh products, some bread, cheese, sausage, salad and fruit for a picnic in the park.

Le Marché de la Création
Quai Romain Rolland 69005 Lyon
Every Sunday from 8 h to 13 h

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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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