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 !
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 !
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 !
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 !
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 Kayes, Liqid & Tcheep, Bonetrips aka Paul Jérémy & Fisto,…
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…
6. BREAKDANCE UNDER THE OPERA
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 !
7. GRAFFITI AT THE SKATEPARK
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 !
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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…
2°/ Walk along the river banks and have a drink on a boat (Marquise, La Passagère, Sirius,…).
source photo : fatcap.org