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Place des Terreaux

69001 Lyon, France (Terreaux - Bat D'argent)
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Ranked #20 of 82 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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Lancashire
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

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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523 attraction reviews
537 helpful votes 537 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
16 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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101 attraction reviews
249 helpful votes 249 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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Ventura, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Great place to meet friends for a drink at one of the many restaurants and bars around Place des Terreaux. It can get pretty busy during the summer. Also try the famous " Moules Frites " !

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Montreal, Canada
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

If you are ocming to Lyon make sure you visit the Place des Terreaux. The Bartholdi fountain was actually designed for the city of Bordeaux in France but Lyon's mayor decided to purchase it. If you are there during day time you can enjoy a coffee on the square. However, I do not receommend you to hang out there late... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Frightening because you can imagine the "guillotine" in the midle of it, and beatifull because all the place kept its original style.

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