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Place des Terreaux

69001 Lyon, France (Terreaux - Bat D'argent)
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Ranked #20 of 80 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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Los Angeles, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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77 reviews 77 reviews
45 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Nice square with a lot of space and a pretty fountain. There is as well a lot of cafes specially in summer and some restaurants. It's a must go when visiting Lyon

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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75 reviews 75 reviews
49 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

The place des terraux is a beautiful square surrounding by cafes, making a perfect lunch spot. There is also the very impressive fountain in the middle.

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Scotland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Make time for this square.....the Musee des Beaux Arts faces on to it. Have a lunch at one of the restaurants eg 'Opus.......you will notice that prices on this side of the city are reasonable and significantly lower. Catch a beer and the slanting sun in the corner of the square....top left as you face the Town Hall....Hotel d Ville.

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Hudson, Ohio
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

I loved this plaza. My husband and I stopped there several times during our stay in Lyon. The statue alone is worth a visit. It's an amazing, complicated, beautiful statue and the water flowing into the fountain adds to the interest. The Plaza is expansive, and appears to be a gathering place both for tourists and locals. There are a... More

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Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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90 reviews 90 reviews
43 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Nice coffee shops and bars to sit and enjoy the sunshine, beautiful architecture and a lively atmosphere. Exactly what we wanted.

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