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Originally occupied by the Romans, Presqu'île developed into a hub of activity by the 16th Century, marked by the construction of an impressive city hall, the Saint Pierre Abbey, and the remodeling of the Hôtel-Dieu. Situated between the Rhône and Saône rivers, this length of land is now a burgeoning commercial center that seamlessly mixes modern pleasures with ancient architecture and a pervasive sense of history. Not to be missed is Rue de la République; as one of the longest pedestrian streets in Europe it's a great place to take a stroll while perusing the extensive array of boutiques, cinemas, department stores, and restaurants. A World Heritage Site, this place is a must-visit on your visit to Lyon.