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. Make Croix-Rousse part of your personalized Lyon itinerary using our Lyon trip planner.
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  • For me, this is really the activity has not to miss in Lyon, the ballad is nice and the view of the city of Lyon is superb
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  • The Croix-Rousse, make that look is not enough. In fact, La Croix-Rousse is anything other than a beautiful view towards the large stones or on the various esplanades, stairs and streets of the slopes. The XRousse is something other than its daily market (except Monday) and it's something other than the many restaurants and cafes. The XRousse is something other than the wall of the canuts. The XRousse is something else that this village, mix living population ages, social conditions and of different origins. In fact, the Croix-Rousse is all of these at once. It's what makes me feel and sometimes see the souls of my ancestors, weavers and weavers, who already pounded these places almost 200 years ago.
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  • It was a very nice walk, even though I was a bit cold. It's quite beautiful, very historical ! I advise you to also visit the houses of the Canuts.  more »
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