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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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  • Authentic lyonnais district located on a hill with a splendid view on Lyon at the end of the main street. To be lived and worked, neighborhood where life is good, nice and warm.
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  • 4th arrondissement of Lyon, headquarters of the CROIX ROUSSE is in him even a small town in the big city. Main Street shopping, visit the workshops of canuts, churches, place, large market 3 times a week, Carnival, traboule backward until the old lyon, there is plenty to see in this district. The view of LYON at the end of the boulevard to the big rock is splendid, and the high by hundreds of stairs you can descend on the peninsula.
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  • Located on a hill of Lyon so we got a nice view but you have to climb many steps.
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