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Croix-Rousse

Address: Lyon, France
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Ranked #19 of 77 Attractions in Lyon
Type: Neighborhoods, Other
Owner description: This historic neighborhood was the location of Lyon's famous 19th-century silk industry.
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Type: Neighborhoods, Other
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
44 helpful votes 44 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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212 reviews 212 reviews
42 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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115 reviews 115 reviews
8 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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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104 reviews 104 reviews
52 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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105 reviews 105 reviews
13 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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505 reviews 505 reviews
439 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
25 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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