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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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  • A great Lyon area located at the top of the Hill of "those who work" and facing the Hill of "those who pray". Croix-Rousse is discovered while walking through the small streets. We must also take advantage of its large market.
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  • So Christmasy right now. Farm animals, donkey rides for kids aswell as fairground rides. Stalls selling, food, drinks, as trees amd handicrafts 
  • The Croix-Rousse, located between the Rhône and the Saône is one of the 2 hills which dominate the city of Lyon. An original residential area distinguished by: • geographically: the relief of a hill which peaks at + 252 meters above the sea level and offers day and night, in several places of the views and breathtaking perspectives on the city below. • historically: a name that would come from a stone cross qualified at the time of Red stone, which would have been built on the plateau in the 16th century, • territorially: a former commune of the Rhône Department which in time was independent and has been attached to Lyon until about 1850. • industrially: a neighborhood labour and artisans in the 19th century with sound from Mecca of the silk industry and workers revolts of the canuts of 1831 and 1834. • proverbially: where you liked to say "La Croix-Rousse is the Hill who works and Fourvière is the hill that prays". Because of this perceived noise of weaving machines. • fossilizes: a particular neighbourhood or on the one hand, we're down to the Saône River on the other, we go down to the Rhone. with its main arteries 'the main street of the Red Cross' and 'the boulevard of the Red Cross' which hosts every morning a market, where it is pleasant to stroll and especially where there is a special atmosphere rather close to a "village and or residents consider themselves a bit like Islanders from the rest of the city.» • sociologically: it's a very alive, full of Nice shops and workshops of creators and where St. Denis, a small neighborhood cinema, cinema survivor, as there's little today and who still resists. • demographically: a high density of housing. • Symbolically: the big rock, a big rock that dominates the Rhone, a block erratic, lost after the end of the boulevard, discovered at the end of the 19th century during the tunnel work, and both become the symbol of the strength and perseverance of the Lyonnais face barriers and surrounded by a space of leisure landscaped all around in his memory. Pairing: By numerous aspects and sides, I can't help but draw a parallel with the District of Kampung Baru said Kam'Baru to Kuala Lumpur. KES 3947 July 2016
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