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Croix-Rousse

Lyon, France (Terreaux - Bat D'argent)
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Ranked #17 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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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

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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19 reviews 19 reviews
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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
17 helpful votes 17 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
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34 helpful votes 34 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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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Go to this area ( easily reached by metro ) on a Sunday morning to see the market. Great views over Lyon but also a really vibrant athmosphere. Have a coffee and croissant at a local cafe and watch the world go by.

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Haute Savoie, France
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Must visit this area. Very nice view of the city if you walk up the hill around the international residential quarter. The market is very full of interesting fruits and vegetables. Very colourful. The Gros Cailloux is not tha exciting though and the views from that direction is not as nice. Several good restaurants in the area.

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c
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

A pleasant suburb, overlooking the city. Built in the heyday of Lyon's industrial prosperity. Still a nice destination to spend a couple of hours, and it boasts a unique metro/funicular train hybrid.

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