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Address: Lyon, France
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This historic neighborhood was the location of Lyon's famous 19th-century...

This historic neighborhood was the location of Lyon's famous 19th-century silk industry.

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Interesting neighborhood, worth exploring

I walked up to the Croix Rousse from Grands Terraux - it's steep but if you take it slow it's not that bad. It's a straight shot - not complicated walk - and there are lots of... read more

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Vienna, Austria
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I walked up to the Croix Rousse from Grands Terraux - it's steep but if you take it slow it's not that bad. It's a straight shot - not complicated walk - and there are lots of interesting shops and cafes along the way. The tourist office organizes walking tours of the Croix Rousse. There is one that focuses on... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Perched on the hill is Croix-Rousse, the former silk loom/jacquard loom capital of Lyon. The neighborhood is highly walkable and has a very friendly, open vibe. Great restaurants and boulangeries on every block. Don't forget a stop at the cat cafe.

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Altadena, California
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just stayed for 2 weeks in this neighborhood and are in love with the area. There are huge farmer's markets almost every other day on the main street at the top of the hill offering every fruit, vegetable, meat, and cheese you could want to eat, or just admire! Quirky buildings and great bakeries and many places to sit... More 

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Milan, Italy
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really enjoyed Croix-Rousse as I visited the neighborhood on a very sunny - but not warm - day. Wear sneakers if you want to see it properly as you will have to walk up and down.

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Lyon, France
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Reviewed April 12, 2017

I like to stroll up the hill on a Sunday morning & have a coffee (or a beer) in the square. There are some great views back over the city & a big food market (on Sunday) to buy lunch. For those less inclined to walk there's a metro straight to the main square.

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Reviewed March 30, 2017

Croix-Rousse is a happening part of town, filled with boutiques, specialty shops and artisans. There's an open-air market every second day, and in the early evening numerous pubs and cafés are buzzing; at many places you can sit out on the street to catch the last rays of the sun.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 14, 2016 via mobile

So Christmasy right now. Farm animals, donkey rides for kids aswell as fairground rides. Stalls selling, food, drinks, as trees amd handicrafts

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Toronto
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Reviewed November 2, 2016

Highlights for us here included the Farmer's market (not as big as the Sunday one @ quai St. Antoine but still OK), and the viewpoints near Place Rouville. Great great views from there--bring your Nikon or your Canon for sure during late afternoon golden hour. We also were fascinated by the very unique 'Fresque Vegetale Lumiere', a strip along a... More 

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Milan, Italy
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Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

I live in Croix-Rousse since 8 months and I think this is the best place in Lyon. So tipic, and so apart from the rest of the city at the same time. Difficult to be really appreciated during a short touristic visit of the city, La Croix-Rousse is a place that needs to be lived in, with his many cosy... More 

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Reviewed October 18, 2016

Take the C metro to the top of the hill and meander down through the pedestrian-only streets, stairways and secret traboules. It's a special part of Lyon with fantastic ambiance, fascinating silk-weaving history and great views of all of the city.

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