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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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The smartest way to visit this district to exit a Metro station - La Croix Rousse stop. Then follow a series of scenic slopes and stairs back down. On the 20 minutes stroll from... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The smartest way to visit this district to exit a Metro station - La Croix Rousse stop. Then follow a series of scenic slopes and stairs back down. On the 20 minutes stroll from top to bottom, you'll pass bohemian cafes, art galleries, restaurants and used-clothing shops. The biggest produce market on Saturday at Boulevard de la Croix-Rousse as well... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the traditional area for the silk weavers, and is now a mainly residential area. There is a strong sense of community here. On the Sunday we visited, there was an extensive street market, mainly with locals. Be prepared for some steep climbs, though!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Jump on the metro up to Croix-Rousse station and on a Saturday morning there's a big street market with loads of locals buying in their weekend groceries. Plenty of good restaurants and bars too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you have the time and a bit of energy, make the walk up the hill to this great spot - the views are worth it. Plenty of cafes along the way if you need a break.

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Windsor, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Croix-Rousse is another old section of Lyon. Look out for the murals on many of the walls. Some of them are very life like. There are also some wonderful restaurants here. We found one with one Michelin star but just can't remember the name of it. Keep looking, you'll find it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

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 July 31, 2016 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 July 28, 2016 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 July 28, 2016

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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