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Place des Terreaux

69001 Lyon, France (Terreaux - Bat D'argent)
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Ranked #22 of 86 Attractions in Lyon
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Nightlife
Description: This public square, lit up at night by a beautiful 19th-century fountain, is always crowded in the evenings.
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Perth, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Found this place quite by accident after the long walk back down from Fourviere Hill and wondering through Old Lyon. What a great place to be. To sit and eat/drink and watch all the people go by in such a place surrounded by historic buildings in the square - the Fontaine Barthold, Lyon City Hall and Musée des Beaux-Arts de... More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Worth passing and staying for a while for a coffee. It is one of the most important squares in town and has a very interesting fountain that is also worth a picture. Since it is in a central part of the city and close to other attractions it is definitely a place to visit.

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SE London
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This square is spacious and graced by an amazing baroque fountain, the Musee des Beaux Arts and an elaborate town hall. A lovely place to stop for lunch or a drink

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Lancashire
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

A spectacular fountain and nice to see and photograph on your way to somewhere else, but I wouldn't have gone out of my way to see it.

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Hong Kong, China
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Good for sightseeing and shopping and it is a short walk to the other equally interesting town squares of Lyon.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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566 attraction reviews
572 helpful votes 572 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This square has a very nice fountain on one of the edges, cafes, and the Museum of Fine Arts all in one place. In the evening with lighting this square makes for some fantastic photos of genuine architecture. I highly advise to come through here on the evenings as the daytime atmosphere does not have the same charm.

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Shanghai, China
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47 reviews 47 reviews
16 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I lived nearby when travelling in Lyon, my Lyonais friend recommended me to pay a visit to Terreaux on my first night. The place was beautiful at night, shining and quiet. Ppl were just sitting and relaxing on the piazza. To be honest, those buildings made me felt like home, Shanghai, China. All were European style, Art Deco buildings, government... More

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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258 helpful votes 258 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Surrounded by buildings of beautiful architecture, imposing fountain, lively atmosphere and many cafés and restaurants.

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Los Angeles, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

There are many little cafes where you can stop, get a coffee (or a beer...) and it's a great place to people watch.

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Lyon, France
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40 reviews 40 reviews
20 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The massive square has beautiful buildings on all it's sides. The Bartholdi Fountain is the highlight nonetheless.

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