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Place des Terreaux

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Neighborhood: Terreaux - Bat D'argent
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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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Nowadays under restoration

This is a big and nice square place behind the Hôtel de Ville. Unfortunately, when I was there the fountain was under restoration and I couldn't enjoy it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Lleida, Spain
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is rectanglular square on an east-west axis. The stunning C17th Town Hall fills the east end and the massive Palais St. Pierre a.k.a. as the Museum of Fine Arts dominates the south side. The other sides contain a variety of mainly C19th buildings Unfortunately the centre piece of the square is or temporarily was the Bartholdi Fountain of bronze... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing to see as it is still in renovation or something like that. The should write some description in english, so people will know what actually happen.

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Lleida, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a big and nice square place behind the Hôtel de Ville. Unfortunately, when I was there the fountain was under restoration and I couldn't enjoy it.

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Porthmadog, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

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 July 12, 2016

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 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 June 25, 2016 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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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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