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Place des Terreaux

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Neighborhood: Terreaux - Bat D'argent
As featured in 3 Days in Lyon and 1 other guide
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Address: 69001, Lyon, France
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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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Wonderful Public Space

A wonderful public space highlighted by the Bartholdi Fountain. I would call it a “Must See” and “Must Photograph”. I’d love to see it at night.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 16, 2015
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Worth sitting for a break before visiting the museum but nothing special in itself. Brilliant fountain but it's just a square with a few cafés.

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Normandy, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The fountain is avery elaborate and beautiful. It's a masterpiece of sculptures, and should be part of a visit to the main city hall.

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Estonia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Home many times i was there, but all the times i just think: How beautiful and powerful in the same time it is.... My strong recommendation !

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A very impressive structure in the middle of a massive square in Lyon. As we were walking in the by lanes of the old town, we happed to see this fountain which has is highly ornate in its architecture. Pleasant surprise to stumble upon something as gorgeous as this. Surrounding this fountain are some extravagant buildings and lots of pubs... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

A wonderful public space highlighted by the Bartholdi Fountain. I would call it a “Must See” and “Must Photograph”. I’d love to see it at night.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Definitely worth a visit as the fountain is spectacular. There are plenty of bar/restaurants where you can have a drink and people watch.

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

I think it is very special this Square. When I was there I felt like I was in Rome. The fountain, the lavish buildings everything. Definitively it is worth it to spend a couple of minutes admiring the area and observing people. Both, the Musée de Beaux Arts and the Hôtel de Ville are located in this Square.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

The Place des Terreaux would be well worth visiting even if this popular public square didn’t have the strikingly attractive Fontaine Bartholdi as its visual centerpiece. I was keen to see the famous fountain at night in all its illuminated glory, but alas, it was not to be. Another good reason to return to Lyon the first chance I get.

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

The fountain is gorgeous and worth seeing. Wouldn't recommend eating there as the food is absolutely atrocious in most places and way way too expensive. However, if you walk down to Place Bellecour, on the side streets you will find numerous delicious restaurants, very France-appropriate. Leon B. is an example of a cheap-ish restaurant that serves delicious mussels cooked in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

It is the center of lyon. There is a very beautiful fountain where you think that the horse statues will come alive. For any reason someone is visting lyon he will pass by that beautiful square.

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