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Croix-Rousse

Lyon, France (Terreaux - Bat D'argent)
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Ranked #18 of 69 Attractions in Lyon
Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
Owner description: This historic neighborhood was the location of Lyon's famous 19th-century silk industry.
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Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
Owner description: This historic neighborhood was the location of Lyon's famous 19th-century silk industry.

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Lyon, France
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52 reviews 52 reviews
32 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I couldn't help but laugh as I read the review just before I wrote this as 'busy eater' wondered what it would be like to live here and mentioned the change in the neighborhood when the children are released from school. Well, I can answer that! Our family moved to the Croix Rousse for 4 months and our children attend... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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196 reviews 196 reviews
39 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Enjoyed the walk down the hill through this interesting neighbourhood. Can't help but wonder what it would be like to live here....good leg muscles, I suppose! Some cute shops with unusual items, a few cafes for a rest stop. The day we were there, just before lunch, it was very peaceful, until the kids got out of school! Worth a... More 

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Marseille, France
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113 reviews 113 reviews
8 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Nice walk from the top of the hill down to Lyon. The views are beautiful and there are lots of trendy shops and restaurants on the way down. There are some beautiful "trompe oeil" walls too.

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Brussels, Belgium
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102 reviews 102 reviews
52 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

La Croix Rousse is a bit like a hidden gem combining cool shops and cafés, old buildings (and traditional ones, quite representative of Lyon's past) and a great view over the city... if you walk to the top of the hill!

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Essen, Germany
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3 reviews 3 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Simply all we wanted on our first night in Lyon. The slow roasted lamb was to die for. We just loved it there!

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

If you are planning to visit Lyon, choose a hotel/apartment/hostel in Croix Rousse. Simply the best area of Lyon. Cosy streets with hipstery bars and night life, artistic with lot of galleries, cool people, beautiful buildings and the famous "traboules" a kind of alleys specific for Croix Rousse. Just a few minutes from the main square/pedestrain street and opera.

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Lyon, France
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104 reviews 104 reviews
13 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

All the streets of the "village" Croix-Rousse must be visited : silk, the monuments and the market (flowers, fruits, vegetable, cakes, bread, fishes, meat, all kind of food : french, spanish, italian, greek, turkish, algerian, tunisian and asiatic food...). Everything is possible ! Amazing and unique in Lyon

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Fortaleza, CE
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443 reviews 443 reviews
382 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The cross rouses is a somewhat nice neighbourhood, but nothing that special . The nicest thing is to follow the old pathways marked by the city lion.

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Corvallis, Oregon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We started out our visit to the neighborhood with a walk through the market. Great wares, and wonderful foods on display. We started our walk at the Rock and wandered down the narrow streets until we ended up at the Opera House. My only complaint was that many things were closed due to the August holiday, but overall, it was... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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76 reviews 76 reviews
23 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We worked our way up the hill to this charming part of town. Once there we found a glorious market selling clothing and food (real fresh yummy ginger). We found the Le Mur Des Canuts and the silk museum then walked down to Parc de la Tete d'Or.

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