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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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The horses appear to be coming to life with steam issuing forth from their nostrils. Their clawed hooves ready to take out the black night attacking the castle. Loved it!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
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Waterloo, Canada
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Wollongong, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We had an apartment in this area. Close to the Opera House and Hotel de Ville. We enjoyed the shops and restaurants in the area, the architecture and proximity to both rivers

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Beautiful big fountain which our girls really liked sitting at. Every time they looked they spotted something different - the steam coming from the noses of the horses in the fountain was a cause of great excitement! There's lots of terraces here which all looked lovely and busy. We were keen to have an ice cream, but decided that we... More 

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Waterloo, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The horses appear to be coming to life with steam issuing forth from their nostrils. Their clawed hooves ready to take out the black night attacking the castle. Loved it!!

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Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

THis is one of the plazas that is famouse. Has an interesting fountain, musee the Beau Art close by, Hotel Ville, Opera and the athmosphere was very nice.

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Bargara, Queensland
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45 reviews 45 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Found it in my children's guide book. A lovely walk on a beautiful spring day - lots of locals and visitors sitting on the lawns - the trees in bloom.

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Castiglione Delle Stiviere, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Very nice square surrounded by a Museum of fine arts,an old Hotel de ville (city hall), a beautiful fountain and lots of bars.Great place to have a snack and rest

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

The place is so nice. I feel like in paris or rome in this place. And there is a fountain. I love the fountain. I dont know we can throw the coint or not there. But i see a few cointa there. I love to spent afternoon there.

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Mackay, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

The fountain in this square was one of the most interesting I have ever seen with its horses jumping everywhere. I think the story goes that it was commissioned originally by another city, possibly Bordeaux but they couldn't afford it in the end so the city of Lyon bought it. Lucky for them as it really frames the square which... More 

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istanbul
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The fountain and sculpture was good enough in the place des terreaux. Beside that view of hotel de ville was impressive. Good building surrounding the square, that's all.

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Toronto, Canada
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136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Other than the fountain, which is truly spectacular, not much else. But the fountain is worth seeing either in the day light or all lit up at night. The square itself, is a bit non descript...a few cafes that appear a little tacky, but people watching is terrific. The buildings around the square are magnificent. I always get a thrill... More 

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