Appartements Hôtel de Ville, Lyon

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Appartements Hôtel de Ville is Lyon’s city hall and one of the largest historic buildings in the area. The interior still operates as the city hall, but the exterior stands as a grand sentinel flanking a main square. Its 17th- and 18th-century edifice is worthy of admiration. The building has been classified as a Monument Historique since 1886, about 250 years after the builders broke ground. Notice the half relief of Henry IV n the middle of the facade; this was once a relief of Louis XIV. However, during the French revolution King Louis was removed from the facade. A blank spot stood on the spot until an the image of Henry replaced him during the restoration. Put Appartements Hôtel de Ville into our Lyon trip itinerary planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • It is located at the heart of the Presqu'Ile Peninsula between the Rhône and Saône rivers, in the grande Place des Terreaux (Unesco World Heritage). Coming from Rue Constantine surprises you with its grandeur. The beautiful façade with two rows of Windows, with gold embellishments and the statue of Henry IV on horseback beneath the clock. Built in the mid-1600 's, was destroyed by two fires in 1674 and in 1803. The Place des Terreaux is the nineteenth-century fountain designed by Bartholdi (the same as the statue of liberty in New York), which is currently being restored and almost completely hidden. Great also the back of the Town Hall, on Place de la Comédie, opposite the Opera House.
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  • don't forget to admire the Opera in front of City Hall, the dome of Jean Nouvel surprises and reassuring at the same time. Supplement very interesting arch.
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  • Lyon has 9 boroughs, each with its town hall, the town with its main town hall, which is a marvel of architecture and providing on-site terreaux and the other on the opera. Very nice pictures in Outlook.
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Lyon’s nine districts surround the two major rivers running through the city: the Rhône and the Saône. The most scenic districts are Vieux Lyon (Old Lyon) and La Croix Rousse, where the city’s historic sites are located. Lodging in these areas is walking distance to these sites. Near the breathtaking Parc de la Tête, the Tête D’Or district offers a quieter option away from the city center.
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