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Place Bellecour

The Presqu'ile, Lyon, France
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$24*
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Lyon Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
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Ranked #40 of 70 Attractions in Lyon
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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Fort Bragg, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Very large square. Gorgeous old historical buildings in every direction. Good area for people watching. Lots of restaurants in this location.

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Toronto, Canada
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We're staying a few seconds from here so walk past all of the time. I keep looking for something to get excited about. So far....just a big empty space. I honestly expected, at the very least, a bunch of cafes with outdoor seating and some good people watching. I suppose stuff does happen here....maybe Christmas markets or something like that.... More

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Montana Rose
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525 reviews 525 reviews
212 attraction reviews
265 helpful votes 265 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

In the very center of Lyon, is this huge square, but there is nothing to do here. No chairs, no grass. It's not pretty. There is one statue. The size is very impressive but overall it's boring. I suppose it's great for large events, christmas markets, make-shift shops, or carnivals, but by itself, it's just a big, dusty rectangle.

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Athens, Greece
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55 reviews 55 reviews
34 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Place Bellecour is the center of Lyon. A huge square (312X200m)very close to the river and the old city. It is at the 2th arrodicerment (place/suburb) and you will find there metro (lines A and D) tramway line 1 and many bus stops. You will find also a tourist office, rest places, many restaurants, coffee shops, a place for children... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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94 reviews 94 reviews
39 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The Place Bellcour is the biggest square in Lion and the third biggest in France. It is a Big retangular space, where you can find the tourist information Office. These is a statue of King Louis XIV in the middle of the square, and another one representing Rhône. During the winter an ice rink and a 60-meter Ferris Wheel are... More

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Fortaleza, CE
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383 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This square is very large but the only attraction is a statue of Louis vxi. The touristic office is here.

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Cluj County, Romania
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

Outstanding size, centre of Lyon, great view of the Fouviere Hill. You can sit back,relax and observe the local culture. From here you can get anywhere.

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Hong Kong, China
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This big square is the center point of the city surrounded by all the sights. There are also interesting side streets, for example, the Rue de Marronniers for openair dining, not necessarily great food but reasonably prices. The atmosphere counts.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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619 helpful votes 619 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Many squares have in the past been market places or gathering spots in the city. Vital for economy these squares of this size have lost their importance. I assume like other cities sometimes there are city functions held here. Other than the statue in the middle and the metro stops I don't see a need to make this a stop.... More

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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201 reviews 201 reviews
100 attraction reviews
263 helpful votes 263 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

A nice square – … nothing special … except the statue for some nice photos, the Tourist Office and the other smaller square at the edge of the main one (Pl. Antonin Poncet) with the red & white sign ONLY LYON which is in every postcard

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