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Croix-Rousse, Lyon

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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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  • Neighborhood very alive, good restaurants for all budgets, nice and living streets. Really a nice neighborhood
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  • Market on the Hill so beautiful animation day (Orchestra of students..), beautiful products of "proximity", "nice" traders. View in "slopes", inevitable visit instead of the "Bellevue" so dear to... Charles!
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  • A must place to visit, it's Guignol district (the Lyon puppet), the canuts, silky artisans. It's a place steeped in history or take his time. Finally it is part of the traboules, these corridors that wind property in buildings, streets in streets
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