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“Nowhere to sit”
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Place des Terreaux
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Owner description: This public square, lit up at night by a beautiful 19th-century fountain, is always crowded in the evenings.
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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“Nowhere to sit”
Reviewed May 15, 2013

A pleasant enough square with a dramatic main fountain (+others that weren't operating in May). BUT nowhere to sit (well, the edge of the fountain and some cafes). A good place to admire the facade of the Hotel du Ville.

Visited May 2013
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“Magnificent fountain”
Reviewed May 11, 2013

The fountain with 4 horses racing towards the ocean look magnificent. In my opinion it could even rival the Trevi Fountain in Room except to a smaller scale. The square is big and the views of the surrounding buildings are attractive. It is worth a look.

Visited April 2013
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Chicago, IL
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“Public square”
Reviewed April 22, 2013

This public square adjoins the city hall. There is an enormous fountain, lots of restaurants and shops. Worth a stop when strolling in Lyon.

Visited March 2013
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Mystic
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“Nice area”
Reviewed March 12, 2013

this is a huge square with the fountain, town hall, art museum and some shops surrounding the square. We went in March and the square was empty, nothing going on but the architecture is worth a visit. You can have a lunch outside in the square, relax on the steps of the town hall, visit the Museum Beaux Arts or stop in some of the shops. Still a nice area to visit.

Visited March 2013
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Salvador, BA
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“The great horse fountain”
Reviewed December 31, 2012

There is a fountain with a great sculpture of huge horses, and the Town Hall building, some restaurants and bars.

Visited November 2012
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