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Croix-Rousse

Lyon, France (Terreaux - Bat D'argent)
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Ranked #21 of 85 Attractions in Lyon
Type: Neighborhoods
Description: This historic neighborhood was the location of Lyon's famous 19th-century silk industry.
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Brussels, Belgium
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90 reviews 90 reviews
52 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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
13 helpful votes 13 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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101 reviews 101 reviews
13 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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228 reviews 228 reviews
206 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
20 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
258 helpful votes 258 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
106 helpful votes 106 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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