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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 guided tour of Croix-Rouge

We visited this area as a part of a guided tour booked for us by the Tourist Office with the Lyon City Card. This would be the best way to visit the area as one can be given the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Wollongong, Australia
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Wollongong, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We visited this area as a part of a guided tour booked for us by the Tourist Office with the Lyon City Card. This would be the best way to visit the area as one can be given the historical background about the housing and workplaces of the silk weavers, workers and merchants, the history of developments in the silk... More 

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Waterloo, Canada
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189 reviews 189 reviews
77 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

A steep walk up the hill on a cobbled street. Leave the high heels at home unless you are a European lady. They seem to traverse all terrain in heels. Great place for photos. Be careful if wet, the marble is slippery.

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Lyon, France
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35 reviews 35 reviews
30 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

I have been living in this area only for 2 months and love it to bits. A market on saturdays, art everywhere you look, great bike strolls. And for tourists as well as for locals: a great view of the city, walks, great places to eat. A true treasure of Lyon.

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Barcelona, Spain
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7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

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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18 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 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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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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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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33 attraction reviews
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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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292 reviews 292 reviews
50 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 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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93 helpful votes 93 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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