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Address: Lyon, France
Description: This historic neighborhood was the location of Lyon's famous 19th-century...
This historic neighborhood was the location of Lyon's famous 19th-century silk industry.
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Really great but be prepared to climb or descend a lot of stairs. Historic and hip, a great combination, lots of things to see and places of all description to eat. Took the audio... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We were using our last couple of hours carefully so ventured up by taxi. Not much up here, said the driver. He was right as far as we could tell. Lovely little market though (food) on the Sunday. So we walked across the place and down the steep hill to the bottom and some other great squares. Worth it for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Really great but be prepared to climb or descend a lot of stairs. Historic and hip, a great combination, lots of things to see and places of all description to eat. Took the audio self guided tour (tourist centre) also toured the old city with the audio guide. Highly recommend as you can go at your own pace and not... More 

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

An interesting area best explored I think by taking the metro to Henon and wending your way down towards the Hôtel de Ville part of Lyon. The giant wall mural is near Henon metro station (on the Bde des Canuts named after the piece workers of the silk industry). Some good views to be had to the east and south... More 

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Dortmund, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Croix-Rousse was blessedly devoid of tourists (save from us;) when we visited at the end of June '15, and definitely worth the visit! The ride with the Metro C is an adventure in itself - since Croix-Rousse is on a hill, the metro line is a rack-and-pinion one. Up on the hill you'll find a small city in itself, with... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

It's a quieter area of town and very hilly - be prepared to do a lot of steps and walking up/down steep slopes! Great exercise to justify the holiday indulgences. In general, Lyon seemed to have lots of graffiti and street art and I noticed it most round here, quite interesting to look at and wander around.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

France is known for its cuisine and Lyon is the gastronomic capital of France. If you're searching for a good place to eat authentic French cuisine head straight on to Croix-Rousse. Vieux Lyon, although lovely in its own right, is the tourist district of Lyon. The prices are elevated and the type and quality of food is significantly different. You'll... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Croix Rousse is an area where most of the silk workers in Lyon were located. It the site of the largest food market in Lyon, definitely not to be missed. It's a great place to shop for a picnic lunch. There are a few other sites linked with the silk industry including La Mur de Canuts, an incredible Trompe L'Oeil... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Interesting old hillside section of town with some great old buildings, and views. However. Every place you may want to visit will require a major up-hill walk or hundreds of steps to climb. Be in shape !

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Walton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We chose to stay in the Croix-Rousse and are so glad that we did. It is a lively, funky, arty area with amazing views. There are great little individual shops , great restaurants and cafe's . A daily market and an organic market on Saturday's. Once a year there is a vintage clothing market that looks fab.

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south devon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Four of us enjoyed four days in self-catering accommodation here and found it very convenient as it has bakeries, good value restaurants, chocolatiers, a market, the large Mural and the silk-workers museum. Catch the metro at Hotel de Ville, or work off a few calories by walking up the steps!

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Address: Address: Lyon, France
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Rhone-Alpes  >  Rhone  >  Lyon

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