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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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  • Croix-Rousse-translates as Red Cross. Made of red-brown stone cross brought on this Hill in the 16 century. The area began to develop in the 18 century, when silk production was transferred here from the old town. Therefore, the Croix-Rousse called "the hill that works", in contrast to the Fourviere Hill, known as "the hill that prays". Walking around the area, drew attention to the high Windows of the houses. This is because the ceilings they reach 4 meters to put looms. Workshops were directly in homes, people worked day and night. Hence the discontent of living and working conditions and as a result the uprising. They say that now the area became an elite and Bohemian. I do not know, do not say. On houses many graffiti, from primitive to a completely professional. If you are not constrained in time, take a stroll here is definitely worth it. In addition to the famous Walls of weavers, here is an ancient landmark Theater three gallium, which offers a magnificent view of the Presqu'ile and other Hill-Fourviere. But if you climb the street Montee De la Grande Cote at the observation deck, you can even see the Alps. Look for trabuli, they are here too there are marked with a special sign, arrow and lion's head. The most famous local trabul'-Cour des Voraces is located at Place Colbert 9. In the eastern side of the Croix Rousse Boulevard on the Esplanade is a kind of symbol of the Hill-a large cobble (Gros Caillou). A huge chunk of rock, referring to a glacial period discovered in 1861 during the construction works. In General, the area is interesting, with a special flavor. We got a kick out of walking.
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  • If you want to burn a few pounds you must climb on foot. At the top, will reward you with a nice view. In addition, you can visit the neighborhood.
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  • That climbs! Ms special area with its own view rather popular beautiful atmosphere and entertainment restaurant trade open late
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