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Place des Terreaux

Address: 69001 Lyon, France (Terreaux - Bat D'argent)
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Ranked #20 of 77 Attractions in Lyon
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Nightlife
Owner description: This public square, lit up at night by a beautiful 19th-century fountain, is always crowded in the...
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Nightlife
Owner description: This public square, lit up at night by a beautiful 19th-century fountain, is always crowded in the evenings.

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Mackay, Australia
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35 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

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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272 helpful votes 272 helpful votes
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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212 reviews 212 reviews
42 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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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Montana Rose
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236 attraction reviews
292 helpful votes 292 helpful votes
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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Mumbai
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13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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SE London
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This square is spacious and graced by an amazing baroque fountain, the Musee des Beaux Arts and an elaborate town hall. A lovely place to stop for lunch or a drink

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Lancashire
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5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

A spectacular fountain and nice to see and photograph on your way to somewhere else, but I wouldn't have gone out of my way to see it.

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Hong Kong, China
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17 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Good for sightseeing and shopping and it is a short walk to the other equally interesting town squares of Lyon.

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