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Croix-Rousse

Lyon, France (Terreaux - Bat D'argent)
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Ranked #17 of 82 attractions in Lyon
Type: Neighborhoods
Description: This historic neighborhood was the location of Lyon's famous 19th-century silk industry.
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Wellington, New Zealand
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63 reviews 63 reviews
19 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Bancroft, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Lot's of lodging and really, really good restaurants. An amazing bakery/pastry shop on every corner.

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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199 reviews 199 reviews
100 attraction reviews
251 helpful votes 251 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I used the audio-guided tour to walk through Croix Rousse, after a short visit to the wall with the 3D illusion graffiti at Henon. It was the heart of the silk industry but it is nothing special unless you have the narration to help you imagine how life was, the importance of the person that his statue is in the... More

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city island, new york
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201 reviews 201 reviews
37 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

again if you're in Lyon this is yet another historical place to visit--I recommend doing a walking tour so you can fully appreciate it's evolution from convents to silk houses

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Parma, Italy
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83 reviews 83 reviews
24 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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
4 helpful votes 4 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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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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92 reviews 92 reviews
45 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 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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11 helpful votes 11 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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