Urbane Escapade in Lyon Part.1

Urbane Escapade in Lyon Part.1

You’re in Lyon and you want to see the best urban spots in the city. This post is for you. I give you some addresses if you’re looking for a good burger, listen good records or chill in good places. Hope it will help !

1. SUMMER STORE

Shopping in Lyon

Let’s start with the « Summer ». A concept store located in downtown Lyon, in the 2nd district named Ainay. Between antique stores and galleries, Summer Store offers you a fresh selection of clothes, vintages fournitures, shoes, home furnitures, sunglasses and different collaborations with nice brands. Perfect for the first stop in our urban escapade !

1 Place Gailleton, 69002 Lyon, France  geolocalisation slo hostel lyon france

 

2. LES FRANGINS

soul food lyon

Lyon is one of the first capital of gastronomy in the world. OK, but can i eat soul food in Lyon ? This is the real question, right ? Yes you can ! I suggest you this address for the Urban Escapade Part.1 but you will discover others places in our Slo City Guide. The restaurant burger « Les Frangins » is located in a pedestrian street very close to the Place Bellecour. A modern and friendly place, with a Welcome big size like the burgers !

Menu : 10€
Wings : 5€
Cheesecake : 4€

You should gain strength because you ‘re going to walk !

9 Rue des Marronniers, 69002 Lyon, France  geolocalisation slo hostel lyon france

 

3. HELLO BROOKLYN

Donuts in lyon

Located between Wilson Bridge and Place des Jacobins, you’re still in the 2nd district of Lyon !
You took the Rue de la République full of shopping and you need a break ?! I can understand… So let’s try the Hello Brooklyn ! Its a donuts homemade fabric ! Fresh of the day, we tried them for an event at the hostel and we really enjoyed it ! Hello Brooklyn also offers cold drinks, coffee and hot chocolate in order to share good time with friends. Check the menu and say Hello BrookLyon !

17 Rue Childebert, 69002 Lyon, France  geolocalisation slo hostel lyon france

 

4. SOFA RECORDS

Records Store in Lyon

If you’re a lover of good music, you have to go to Sofa records. Opened in 2000 and located in the 1st district of Lyon, they sell secondhand vinyl records and a selection of new releases and reissues of all musical styles. Between Brazil and Pakistan, through Egypt and Ghana, your trip goes on after Slo Hostel. Of course, you will find some good hip-hop records from the U.S and the local scene like Andy KayesLiqid & TcheepBonetrips aka Paul Jérémy & Fisto,…

7 Rue d’Algérie, 69001 Lyon  geolocalisation slo hostel lyon france
Listen some tracks  soundcloud_logo_black-500x500

 

5. SHOEZ GALLERY

sneakers in Lyon

Step by step you discover our beautiful city. You walked a lot since the beginning of the Urban Escapade, i know…You need to change your shoes ? No problem, i recommend you a shop in the same street but number 15 ! Easy… Welcome at Shoez Gallery, one of the best shop in Lyon if you’re a sneakers addict ! My friend from Home Street Home is the guy you need to follow if you are interested by streetwear culture between Paris and Lyon ! He loves sneakers…

15 Rue d’Algérie, 69001 Lyon, France  geolocalisation slo hostel lyon france

 

6. BREAKDANCE UNDER THE OPERA

Breakdance in Lyon

Ladies & Gentlemen, B-boys / B-Girls, welcome in the arena ! Do you know Lilou, from the Pokemon Crew ? No ? Well this the most successful B-boy of all time and he comes from Lyon. This Pokemon chef did a lot of children… Its success is an inspiration for a big part of young street dancers. This is the place to go if you like windmill, battles and urban style !

Opéra de Lyon, 1 Place de la Comédie, 69001 Lyon, France  geolocalisation slo hostel lyon france

 

7. GRAFFITI AT THE SKATEPARK

Skatepark in Lyon

The “Skatepark de Foch” is a fresh place for the graffiti. In summer, you can enjoy the sun with a cold beer and look a graff born. Always nice walls, some kids try their last  trotinette’s tricks or/and pro skaters record a videotape. A perfect place in summer, if you want hanging around with friends in a cool atmospher !

Skatepark de Lyon, Pont Morand/Quai Général Sarrail  geolocalisation slo hostel lyon france

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From the skatepark, you have now 2 options :

1°/ Take the bus ligne C4 at the “Foch – Roosevelt Metro” stop and get off at “Saxe – Paul Bert”. Come back at Slo Hostel and ask a local beer…

or

2°/ Walk along the river banks and have a drink on a boat (Marquise, La Passagère, Sirius,…).

 

source photo : fatcap.org

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