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Croix-Rousse

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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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Watch my favorite local past time sports here- Pétanque, lovely and interesting how they play side by side, especially when the group wins with their lovely French conversations... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There are some flat areas but they are in a minority. Living here would mean very strong legs and a good constitution. There is lots of history in these streets but be prepared for the climbing and the descending.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If Lyon is not on your French itinerary, you should consider adding it. Lyon has world class museums, the best food in France, and a great simple to use Metro system. The Croix Rousse neighborhood, historical home of the silk workers, has a wonderful daily market and many excellent neighborhood restaurants.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Watch my favorite local past time sports here- Pétanque, lovely and interesting how they play side by side, especially when the group wins with their lovely French conversations, a quaint little village that needs energy to go up and enjoy the top and have a classic talk with my wife whilst walking down.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did an extempore visit to Croix-Rousse by bike. I don't recommend this, the streets are super steep and you just end up walking your bike. Plus, I don't think we found the "true" Croix-Rousse just wandering around aimlessly. Plan the trip well, take water with you.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

Such a climb, but worth it for the views. Saturday's there is a great food market and when you reach the end there is an amazing cafe: Cafe du Gros Caillou which has deck chairs where you can recharge with amazing coffees whilst taking in breathtaking views above Lyon and sunbathe at the same time

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

This is a nice zone to visit in Lyon. There are several places where you have good views of the city and where you can relax and enjoy it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

I spent one week in the Lyon (training, business trip). Its good idea to make a trip and go to this place. There you can find old buildoings, nice place and some nice small restaurants (take a beer). Its also funny to go there by metro... its an old metro line and I was happy to use that way to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

I wasn't expecting so much beauty in this area. The architecture is so unique and the vibe of the people walking up and down the stunning stairs and passages makes of this area my favorite in Lyon.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

Located on top of the slopes this part of the city breathes history and charm. Ot has a more southern feel to it with during the sumer small typical french cafes where people sit outside and play petanque in sand.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Village sitting on a hill above Lyon with a daily market, good of shops, restaurants etc and within easy walking distance of Lyon city centre. For the less energetic (15/20 mins downhill) or for those who want to walk down but don't fancy the climb back up the tram line comes out at the square in the centre and it... More 

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