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Croix-Rousse, Lyon

Categories: Neighborhoods, Tourist Spots
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Best known as the location of Europe's first worker uprising in 1831, Croix-Rousse, or "Red Cross," takes its name from a cross made of red stone erected here in the 16th century. Croix-Rousse is the name of both the hill where the quarter is located and the quarter itself. There you'll find the remnants of Europe's dominate silk industry from the 15th and 16th centuries. This industry fueled the Lyon cultural boom during the Renaissance and created a foundation for France's love affair with luxury fabric. Use our Lyon vacation generator to add Croix-Rousse and other attractions to your Lyon vacation plans.
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  • On the way up there was a couple of interesting craft shops. At the top of the very steep climb was a market with mostly food. Vegetables, cheese, home made sauces etc. nothing of very much difference...  read more »
  • Croix Rousse area located on the eponymous Hill and its slopes, may not be the most interesting in the city and gives way to the old city and the area of the peninsula, but it can also be visited. Trabuli, "a large boulder", "Le Mur Des Canuts, houses, squares and boulevards, a large set of different interesting churches, cafés and restaurants are all located here. Enough to say that a large part of the Croix Rousse is included, along with the historical part of town, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
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  • If you want to have a wonderful view on the city of Lyon "ride" at the Croix-Rousse, high place of Lyon culture. The high window buildings are typical of this area of the canuts.
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