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Place des Terreaux, Lyon

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From the center of Place des Terreaux you’ll see a 360-degree view of stunning 17th, 18th, and 19th century architecture. The square is flanked by the Musee dex Beaux Arts and the Hotel de Ville. During the French Revolution, this square was the site of over 80 beheadings by guillotine. However, the modern square is a peaceful, popular meeting place. Our Lyon vacation builder makes visiting Place des Terreaux and other Lyon attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • a very nice place worthy of LYON! everything is nearby and you can quickly access by the slopes of the Red Cross after going there
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  • A beautiful Fountain with water games. Reminded me of the fountain in the square of the quinconces in Bordeaux
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  • Very nice place in the face of a building with character normally a remarkable fountain is present but no fountain certainly in renovation to make it even more majestic which don't already have it. There are bars it is a bit more popular and young than other neighborhoods. But a friendly atmosphere and it is very nice
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  • Great place in Lyon center. A lot of places to eat and to socialise with people. There are interesting monuments around it too
  • A square fill of bars and restaurants. Just opposite it, you'd find the Fine Arts Museum and the City Hall. Just a 5-min walk to the Opera.
  • Nice center, we liked hanging around and exploring Lyon on foot, nice blend of various shops, cool atmosphere
  • Fontaine Bartholdi, on the Place des Terreaux deserve some photos. Bartholdi was a French sculptor known for designing the Statue of Liberty
  • Amazing square and the water fountain from Bartoldi (architect of the statue of liberty) is unmissable