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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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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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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Bargara, Queensland
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Bargara, Queensland
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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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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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
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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36 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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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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Montana Rose
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This square could be fabulous. It's not as clean or well taken care of as some of the other areas, but the buildings surrounding the plaza and the Fountain totally make it worth coming here. The horses are amazing! Designed by the same man who did the Statue of Liberty. Lots of locals & students hang out here...great for people... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Walk around, breathe in the square while sipping your coffee, and get amazed by the magnificent fountain

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Perth, Australia
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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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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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