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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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  • 4 of us this May went on a private tour with Sebastien Girard (who speaks impeccable English) through the Traboules of Lyon. It was an excellent Tour in his own private car, very reasonably priced. He...  more »
  • This area of Lyon is where all the silk production occurred. There are some great wall murals in the area and it is like a completely different city is on top of the hill. Worth taking a bus to the to...  more »
  • It is a vibrant place but also has some calm streets. It has a creative and hipp vibe with little shops, art galleries, restaurants and cafes. All the area has stunning views.  more »