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Croix-Rousse

Lyon, France (Terreaux - Bat D'argent)
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Ranked #15 of 80 attractions in Lyon
Type: Neighborhoods
Description: This historic neighborhood was the location of Lyon's famous 19th-century silk industry.
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Parma, Italy
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78 reviews 78 reviews
22 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

From place des terreaux up the hill goes a long stair. You will get not a maze of roads and buildings, where the old Lyon people would tissue their stuff (the Canut). On top of the hill a vast boulevard with a completely different town, living in parallel with the best known one, and a nice flea and vegetables market... More

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Taipei, Taiwan
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23 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I really like the red-roofed houses, which make this area stand out from the rest of Lyon. Besides, it also gives a bit of melancholy, so try to experience it in person!

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Reykjavik
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We just couldn't get enough of Croix-Rousse and the old town in Lyon. Everywhere we went we saw something uplifting; the architecture, the clever solutions to many problems in cities - even the people walking their dogs. Enchanted!

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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182 attraction reviews
188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Situated on a hill , this was where the silk-workers used to live. It is a charming, historical neighbourhood. Be prepared to climb some stairs as you explore this area and rest at the plazas along the way to sit at a cafe, watch a game of boules, and simply sit under the shade trees. There is the Gallo -... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We visited this part of Lyon with our hosts in the week prior to Christmas 2013. We didn't visit any particular attraction here, basically it was just a walk around in the early evening to soak up the Christmas atmosphere. The Christmas markets were delightful as were the many shops and the lights were spectacular. This was a part of... More

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yorkshire
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

There are two museums open in this area, dedicated to the former silk trade, each with working loom.

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Sebourg, Nord
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Croix rousse is as lovely as fun to explore and there is a lot to see. If you are in shape, don't hesitate to climb up the stairs of the grande cote to walk around les pentes de la croix rousse for panoramic views of the city below. Don't miss the mur peint des canuts on the corner of boulevard... More

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geneva
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Took the train up to la Croix Rousse.It was a week day so no market.View of La Saone is great. The walk down is interesting and I was impressed by some great grafftis. Finished by the famous trompe-l'oeil by the river.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

There is an amazing outdoor market here almost every day with delicious local cheeses, meats and produce...exactly the fare Lyon is known for. Do not miss!

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Boulder, Colorado
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Lyon's Croix-Rousse neighborhood is edgy and energetic. Definitely visit on a Sunday morning if you're in Lyon. The market that day goes on for blocks and blocks. The people are friendly and helpful. If you're planning a picnic or have a way to prepare food, take your shopping bags, as you won't be able to resist buying the excellent local... More

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