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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  • October 4, 2017
    We fully enjoyed exploring the streets and passages of this quaint area. There are a number of opportunities to learn about the silk weaving, see demonstrations, and buy silk. A highlight for me.  more »
  • October 1, 2017
    This both old and new pedestrian and popular, lined with old house offer another point of view, a different perspective on the city. Less picturesque than the old Lyon anyway.
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  • September 29, 2017
    The Croix Rousse lives like a great neighborhood bobo, friendly and where abound the bistros and brasseries...
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Lyon’s nine districts surround the two major rivers running through the city: the Rhône and the Saône. The most scenic districts are Vieux Lyon (Old Lyon) and La Croix Rousse, where the city’s historic sites are located. Lodging in these areas is walking distance to these sites. Near the breathtaking Parc de la Tête, the Tête D’Or district offers a quieter option away from the city center.
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