One of the oldest streets in the city, Rue Saint-Jean was laid out in the 17th century to connect a country estate to the city. Today it's one of the city's liveliest shopping areas. The blocks within the city walls are dominated by stores selling familiar brands, as well as bars and restaurants that cater to travelers. After the street passes through the Saint-Jean Gate, more independent stores and cafés appear.
By John Newton, AFAR Ambassador
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