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Place Bellecour

The Presqu'ile, Lyon, France
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Ranked #38 of 76 attractions in Lyon
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Paris, France
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594 reviews 594 reviews
332 attraction reviews
260 helpful votes 260 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

This square feels almost too big and too open, particularly when it is cold and mostly deserted. I assume there must be activities within this square that might be interesting, but on its own there is not too much other than a couple of statues to see.

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Singapore, Singapore
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

I was lucky as there's a Ferris wheel set up during my visit which helps to liven up the entire square. I took a ride on the Ferris wheel and managed to capture view of the city. Magnificent!

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Maroa, Illinois
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69 reviews 69 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

This is a large open square in the area of many hotels, restaurants, sights, etc. I wish we would of stayed close by here instead of where we did. It is a great people watching area.

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Hudson, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Place Bellecour is a wonderful place to sit and enjoy the atmosphere of Lyon. Its central location makes it convenient to all kinds of activities -- shopping, dining, museums. On the weekend my husband and I were in Lyon, there was a marathon. Place Bellecour was the staging site up for the race, with information for participants, all kinds of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

my hotel not far from Bellecour square, I visited place Bellecour everyday when i was in lyon it is amazing ,shopping area,a lof restaurants & cafes,if you came early you will see olympic lyon show( they sold olympic lyon souvines,t-shirs,plays for kids. it life area. i advice you stay close to Bellecour everything you want short steps also it center... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

This is a central part of a Lyon trip. Lots going on, in two days we had a marathon event and a motorcycle gathering. It is the central plaza for Lyon (can be disputed). Great views of Notre Dame etc. A must see.

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Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013 via mobile

I visited place Bellecour with a friend on a sunny afternoon. We sat in one of the Alfresco dining areas in the heart of the square and spent a great afternoon drinking and watching the locals cycle/walk by. I definitely recommend the house wine as cocktails were rather more expensive.

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san diego
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

This was one of the first attractions we went to in Lyon. Renault was having some kind of exhibition in the square. There were different kinds of trucks scattered along Rue de la République as we walked toward the square. They also used chalk on the square of different areas and time periods. It was very hot so the square... More

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Maplewood, New Jersey
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23 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

Although it is very centrally located, the square itself is not particularly handsome. Rather, it has a kind of empty look, as if it is too large for itself. Of the various directions one can go in from here, we particularly liked the southern side, with its antique shops (there's fashionable shopping to the north, good bouchon eating to the... More

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Alice Springs, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013 via mobile

We had an hour stop here while on tour with a group. The square is very empty except for the grand statue of Louis the XIV on his horse. There are plenty of eateries around the square though.

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