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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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  • We were looking for the neighborhood creative bobo Lyon nerd. There are some miss a market! Not very clean gray sad and super disappointing. One wonders again
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  • From the top of the small hill town of Lyon appeared clean. See also the Hill of Fourvière in the wrong direction. Many tourists, is to climb up the Hill a little bit tough, but I did, on the Fourvière Hill as who many think was worth a visit but also slowly enjoying the scenery too hesitant about it.
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  • Lyonnais friends had told us: If you do only 2 things, go to Fourvière and stroll on the Croix Rousse, for the atmosphere. For the ride in the neighborhood of the Croix Rousse, we took the option "on foot", without preparation. We walked a lot, we discovered very nice corners, once beautiful views at the top. In short, no regrets but a little sore feet...
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