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Place Sathonay

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Why locals love it

A place with no-way street signs all around, Place Sathonay has a small "Pétanque" area. It is surrounded with plenty of small restaurants and a few shops, perfect for a lunch break or just a drink. Ideally located between "Le Vieux Lyon" and "Croix Rousse", Place Sathonay is one of my favourite pitstops in Lyon.

Why you should visit it

In Place Sathonay, the sound of engines is replaced with people's voices, it is quiet and lively all together. The tranquility of the area invites to resting, or grabbing a bite. The French's summer favourite pastime, Pétanque, can be played there too ! But you have to bring your own "boules"!

Special tip

Parking is very complicated in the whole area.

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3 Comments

Was perfect and off the beaten path. Packed with local 20-somethings loving life on a Tuesday night.
Taylor
Traveller
April 18, 2018
very nice little place with little bars and bistrots! "le bas des pentes" atmosphere
Rachel
Local
October 3, 2016
I love the village's atmosphere on this suqare. People from the neighborhood come and play pétanque, it reminds me of south of France
Claire
Local Expert
September 7, 2016
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