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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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  • The Red Cross Metro, we are down to the Saône via the traboules, friendly ballad in this area full of stories. Too bad the canuts Museum was closed.
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  • With stunning views of either side of this hill overlooking Lyon, you won't be on this small village in the heart of the city, place of Lyon without hesitation!
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  • Visit the neighborhood with a tour that was included in the Lyon City Card which can be purchased at the Office of tourism. The visit may be scheduled through the website or by the craft as well. The guide speaks only in French then only worth if you speak French. It was great because we had a great history lesson about the neighborhood of Orb Weavers and discovered some corners that alone might not find out how the trabules and a Gallo-Roman amphitheatre. Down in the Valley Metro station Croix-Rousse and go down to the Fresque des Lyonnais, because many hills and stairs to climb.
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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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