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Place des Terreaux

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Address: 69001 Lyon, France
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Activities: Nightlife
Description: This public square, lit up at night by a beautiful 19th-century fountain...
This public square, lit up at night by a beautiful 19th-century fountain, is always crowded in the evenings.
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Nice square with a beautiful fountain

So much art was put into this fountain, the smoking horses were very impressive, and done with detail. The area was surrounded by beautiful buildings, and nice shops.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

So much art was put into this fountain, the smoking horses were very impressive, and done with detail. The area was surrounded by beautiful buildings, and nice shops.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Once we found our way in to the city and to the hotel (not easy) and parked the car (not easy) we explored the city a bit. This is NOT paris - I am still shocked to think back on all of the graffiti everywhere in this city. It really detracts from what could be a lovely place. Feels dirty... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We found the Terreaux by accident coming down off the hill of the Croix-Rousse. Impressive buildings of the Hôtel de Ville and the museum of Beaux Arts. The big fountain is wonderful and as others have noted, it looks like the horses are blowing smoke out of their nostrils. If you look carefully you can see the water misting spray... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

As squares go, it's very pleasant: impressive fountain, nice old buildings if you like looking at them, and spacious with shops and cafes nearby. No real shade in the square so we didn't stop longer than a few mins for photos. Rue d'Algerie and Rue Puits Gaillot come off it and have the cheaper fast food options, so good to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Apparently this statue is made of lead and was not originally made for Lyon but Paris, however the creator got sick of waiting for payment and sold it to Lyon instead. Although it is large and impressive what really gave it another mark was the horses have smoke coming out of their nostrils (well whatever it is it looks like... More 

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Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This is a lovely space with plenty of reasonable coffee shops and eateries - there is a large ornate fountain in the square!

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Cincinnati, OH
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

And it is a very vibrant place with lots to see and do. Plenty of good cafes and restaurants and walking distance of Croix Ruisse. Worth a stroll around....

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We stayed in an apartment right off this square. It has outdoor cafes, a fun fountain similar to the Trevi Fountain in Rome and lots of activities. Lyon city hall, Hotel de Ville, is located here and it is a beautiful building, lending a stately atmosphere. The streets off the Place have excellent shopping and restaurants. Fun place to people... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Lovely, lively place to take a break. Absolutely stunning fountain...loved the steam coming from the horses nostrils! Their are cafes around the Place des Terreaux to sit at and take in the history and present day feeling/ambience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

A very vibrant area with a lot of shops and cafes. There is a fountain in the middle of the place with some nice architecture to been seen here.

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Address: 69001 Lyon, France
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Rhone-Alpes  >  Rhone  >  Lyon>  > Terreaux - Bat D'argent

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