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Place des Terreaux

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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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A fountain in need of tender care

Tourist break in the center. Most of the food places surrounding this are definitely not worth stopping. Admire the gorgeous fountains, and move on

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This square is in the centre of the zone classified as a World Heritage Site with Lyon City Hall on the east, and Palais St Pierre / Musee des Beaux Arts on the south. However, the wonderful Bartholdi fountain in the axis of the Palais St Pierre has been removed for at least 16 months for restoration! For us, it... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This fountain is almost too beautiful to be here. Horses almost come alive when you get closer. Steam coming out of the nostrils is enthralling. It is stunning to look at and very well made. Most impressive fountain I've seen in France. However I do agree with other right-ups it needs a lot of care.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This spectacular sculpture/fountain is opulent and unique. It is an installation that any city could be proud of that sat particularly well in Lyon, which as a city seems to excel in architecture and culture. Worth a look.

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Sleaford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The statue in the main square totally blew us away,as you can see from the picture it is a stunning piece of sculptural architecture and practically comes alive as you stand in awe of the workmanship of it,it even has dry ice vapour escaping from the horses nostrils giving the appearance of life. One thing to be aware of though......Pickpockets!!!... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Tourist break in the center. Most of the food places surrounding this are definitely not worth stopping. Admire the gorgeous fountains, and move on

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Hayward, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

On a walk through the city, I came around the corner and to my surprise - a giant fountain with mist breathing horses, a once beautiful Hotel d'Ville, and the Beaux Arts museum. A couple of restaurants for food and drink options. A must see in Lyon.

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Seoul, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This a square surrounded by eateries, of various kinds and cuisines... good to go after a walk through medieval city of lyon, or on the way down from croix rousse

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Lyon, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Beautiful statue that used to be in the center of the square. See it during the day and the night and you will experience different atmosphere. A lot of nice restaurant around and lots to do if you like night life.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

The Place des Terreaux located in the elegant and fashionable Presqu'île area is a real beauty of Lyon. Gorgeous buildings of Hotel de Ville, Museum of Fine Arts and spectacular Bartholdi Fountain are equally spectacular shining during the day and beautifully illuminated at night. It is a such a lovely place to relax, have a cup of espresso and continue... More 

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Old Colwyn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Amazing sculptor- a beautiful piece to photograph and in a big square-truly magnificent. A must see night and day.

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