The international expansion continues. Apple opened its seventh store in France this morning, this one in the major city of Lyon in the eastern part of the country. The store, located in a shopping mall in the La Part-Dieu business district, is very close to the Lyon Part-Dieu railway station, a major transportation hub.

Even though this is the 325th location to open, new store openings (NSO's in Apple parlance) are sure to draw a crowd and the Apple Store Part-Dieu is no exception. MacRumors reader Clement sent in these shots from the opening and said there was a two-hour queue to get in the store.

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Apple Store Part-Dieu is number R373 according to Apple's internal store numbering system.

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BlueSquidDoug Avatar
166 months ago
Mac OS X Lyon.

See what I did there?

(If Apple marketing doesn't hire me asap.... XD)
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iMacThere4Iam Avatar
166 months ago
Apple could draw a crowd in the middle of a desert. Memo to all of Apple's competitors: This is what happens when a company makes great products that people actually want.
How do the French say it? Bon Chance, Ballmer.
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windels Avatar
166 months ago
Belgium is still waiting...
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alex00100 Avatar
166 months ago
Russia is still waiting...
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PsudoPowerPoint Avatar
166 months ago
I wonder if they get lines like this outside the opening of a Microsoft store?

What are they up to now, eleven stores?
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cheesed off Avatar
166 months ago
Welcome to Macrumors Jordan! Good first article! :apple:
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