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Hotel de Ville

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Address: 1, place de la Comedie, 69205 Lyon, France
Phone Number: 04 72 10 30 30
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Description: Lyon's city hall, with its tall clock tower and blue-domed pavilions...
Lyon's city hall, with its tall clock tower and blue-domed pavilions, fulfills the French tradition of dignified government buildings.
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Chillax and people watch, admire.

This is a lovely place to walk around or just chill and people watch over a drink or ice cream if you want to.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

This is a lovely place to walk around or just chill and people watch over a drink or ice cream if you want to.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This is a lovely space and a great place to stop and grab a coffee or a beer and people watch or take a rest.

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We thought it was a city hall like we have at home but as soon as we walked in , the guide started to explain room by room in such details, so actually we were very impressed by what we were seeing.It was like visiting a museum and our guide was very knowledgeable which made our visit even more interesting.... More 

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Lyon, France
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51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We visited the place a number of time during normal days as well as during Fete Des Lumieres in December. Also had the change to visit the inside and it was beautifully decorated. It has high ceilings and lots of emblems of important families in Lyon. The visit during the Fete Des Lumieres is a must, but be aware that... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

What a magnificent Barocco style building with all the extreme artistic extravagance we expect from the French of that period. The square is lovely and especially on a warm balmy summers evening. Of particular note is the incredible fountain of charging marble horses that breath steam from their nostals. It sounds kitch but it is absolutely fabulous and especially at... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Beautiful 17th century Hotel de Ville designed by architect Simon Maupin dominates Place des Terreaux. We happened to stop at Place des Terreaux several times over our three days stay in Lyon and admire its lavishly decorated facade with remarkable baroque painted stucco details. One more site that makes you "addicted to Lyon".

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This building is in the centre of Lyon and is very impressive. It is beautifully built and definitely worth checking out if you are in the area.

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Walton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We were luck enough to be in Lyon for the rose festival, so the Hotelle de Villie was open for an exhibition of Rose displays. Outside there were really beautiful mini-tub gardens in different colour themes, but inside there were some of the most horrific and old fashioned Flower displays I have seen in a long time. I do not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Although only viewed from the outside, the Hotel de Ville, or Town Hall is a very impressive building and sits opposite the Theatre which has had a domed roof installed on top of its otherwise attractive facade.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

this is a spectacular 17th century building right on the main square that everybody has to take several pictures of. We tried to go inside to look around but was stopped by a guard who said we had to go over to the main Visitors Center (about 5 miles away) and get tickets to get in. We went but were... More 

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