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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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A village in the city

Few tourists there despite the fact it is a village on a hill downtown Lyon! Try the market on Sunday morning, many farmers are coming to sell their production, you can... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Lyon City Card|Includes admission to 22 top museums in and around Lyon
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Barcelona, Spain
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

The Saturday morning market is well worth visiting - lots of fresh produce and other yummy things like a wonderful selection of olives, breads cheeses etc. There is a fantastic vintage shop and op shop where I bought a few treasures.

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Krakow
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126 reviews 126 reviews
18 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We visited this lively spot every day while in Lyon if nothing else but for the excersice . Going down is easier! Take the C 13 bus up the hill end enjoy the view. The saturday market is fun. Plenty of places to enjoy food and wine!! Comptoir du Vin is a wonderful restaurant.!

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Few tourists there despite the fact it is a village on a hill downtown Lyon! Try the market on Sunday morning, many farmers are coming to sell their production, you can understand then why Lyon is the capital of gastronomy. Also take a look to the silk Museum, Croix Rousse is the place which put Lyon as world capital of... More 

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Castiglione Delle Stiviere, Italy
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146 reviews 146 reviews
99 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

When visiting this part of town,wear comfortable shoes because you will be hiking uphill a lot(and downhill) :-) even though it is well connected by metro line,it's much nicer to walk around.A lot of history,a lot of colorful angles, nice view...

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Eugene, Oregon
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59 reviews 59 reviews
33 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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287 reviews 287 reviews
50 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 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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122 reviews 122 reviews
11 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 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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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
8 helpful votes 8 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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109 reviews 109 reviews
13 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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