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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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  • This asymmetrical place worth a visit, but she is under development, in particular that of the fountain Bartoldi. You can clearly see the difference between the different sides of the square (three sides rich one side poor to simplify). I failed to point out the exhibition of paintings which stands still for a week at City Hall, to help children with cancer.
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  • The square and very beautiful. .. the sights but also great basins and fountain around deserves a great deal ... at night even better that day
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  • Located in the presqu'ile district at the foot of the Hill of Croix-Rousse. In 12-15 centuries there were strong fortifications and a moat. B16-century moat walls demolished and built the Town Hall, which today is the main decoration area. Mostly because Bartholdi fountain here so far on the restoration and half square closed iron barriers, so it looks not so exceptional as it could.
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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