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Place des Terreaux, Lyon, France
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All reviews statue of liberty city hall lovely square museum of fine arts photo opportunity garonne river mist coming nice piece four rivers steam coming place des terreaux de ville great city worth a visit horses bordeaux chariot
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was amazing to watch this fountain, the way the water is used it looks like the horses are breathing out of their nostrils. We found it fascinating!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank christinan368
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful fountain of horses in the middle of plaza. At night it's lighted up and water vapour came out from the horses.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Naturetravel9
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You swear that those horses let out steams through their nostrils. This is fountain with many metal horses but so life like. Such a sight to see in cold afternoon in November.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Dale K
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Check out this fountain! In addition to falling water, the fountain spouts mist out of the nostrils of the horses - most effective!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jane T
Reviewed October 28, 2018

The sculptor of the fountain on the main square of Lyon became famous Bartholdi, That Bartholdi who piled the symbol of the" free world " - the statue of Liberty in New York. He made the fountain project when he was young 23-years old for...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed October 16, 2018

This is a very cool fountain with some interesting history. it is veery detailed and a very nice piece of artwork.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 14, 2018

The fountain is topped by a massive sculpture by Bartholdi, he of Statue of Liberty and Lion de Belfort fame. Very imposing. It is off to the side of the square, so, although, massive, it gets a little lost.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 10, 2018

This statue is beautiful and complex. It offers a full range of photographic opportunities if you are so inclined. And different times of day present even more complexity. If you like photography, you can have fun with the Bartholdi Fountain.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Walter S
Reviewed October 8, 2018

its very nice place surrounded with many restaurant good in evenings. busy place a lot of visitors always

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed October 5, 2018

This is a fantastic fountain, which I believe Lyon acquired from Bordeaux. Its great during the day but best viewed at night when the horses can be seen with steaming nostrils as they pull the chariot wildly across the Place Terreaux

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank David S
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Response from tk3232 | Reviewed this property |
On the official site of Tourism Office de Lyon says - it is gonna be 16 months more for work