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Place des Terreaux

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Neighborhood: Terreaux - Bat D'argent
As featured in 3 Days in Lyon and 1 other guide
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Address: 69001, Lyon, France
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This public square, lit up at night by a beautiful 19th-century fountain,...

This public square, lit up at night by a beautiful 19th-century fountain, is always crowded in the evenings.

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Popular Bar and restaurant/ nightclub Boston is here. electronica and pop. lots of food and restaurants. Casino, a small convenience store it here. Clubs like Ayers Rock and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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Porthmadog, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Seen pictures of the fountain looks fantastic, however during my visit the site was boarded up and the fountain was being repaired. However the square it stands in is very pretty and worth a visit

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Popular Bar and restaurant/ nightclub Boston is here. electronica and pop. lots of food and restaurants. Casino, a small convenience store it here. Clubs like Ayers Rock and Cosmopolitan are right here as well as the opera house. Easy to catch night buses and taxi's from this location after a night of fun. an ascending incline leads up to Croix... More 

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Weston, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The fountain is under renovation (as other reviewers mentioned) but what an ambiance and a atmosphere! The place itself without the fountain is only average compared to other areas of Lyon. On the other hand, it is lively and fun and full of people.

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Shenyang, China
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The first time I came here was in early morning, the pool was full of bear bottle and paper cup, and I also saw some disgusting "rubber products" that are totally inappropriate! Anyway, there are a few Bristol near and we all know what French people can do after a few booze!

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Portland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Like most of downtown Lyon, this place is also under construction. Fun area when there are lots of people, but otherwise at the moment, an open space with a broken fountain.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

This is a fun place with a bunch of bars and restaurants all around it, definitely worth a visit if you are in Lyon

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

The fountain was under renovation and boarded up. But the squre around it abounds in activity. Hopefully work will be completed soon.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

This fountain is going under a restoration and has a wall up with a few viewing windows only. I would wait to go to it once it is done. There are other nice fountains in Lyon to look at in your walks around town!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

It was ashame that the fountain was under repair. But it was still a nice square as the hotel next to it was beautiful.

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

Note that the monumental statue in the middle of the square in under repair, with boards all around.

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