The Passage de l'Argue is a covered hall located in the Bellecour quarter, in the 2nd arrondissement of Lyon, which connects the rue de la République to the rue Édouard-Herriot and the rue de Brest. This is one of the oldest arcades in French Province, built on the same model as the Parisian ones of which it is contemporary. Very rich and famous in Lyon, it plays a significant role in the trade of the Presqu'île. There is also the Petit Passage de l'Argue, which is open on this hall.
The word "argue" (from Greek arguros which means "silver" in English) refers to the wire drawing machine for gold and silver bullions used for weaving. To prevent counterfeiting, there were two offices of silver, one in Paris, another in Lyon, located in the rue de la Monnaie, near the Passage de l'Argue.