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 trip itinerary builder website makes visiting Place des Terreaux and other Lyon attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • September 24, 2017
    Square surrounded by beautiful monuments and close (fine arts museum, Town Hall, ST Nizier Church, Museum of printing) and not far from a shopping area. The fountain of the horses had been moved (read historic), she is more focused.
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  • September 23, 2017
    lover of statues to your cameras! they are beautiful and each has been shaped with the attention to detail
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  • September 22, 2017
    She awaits with impatience, the return of its fountain. In the meantime, tourists and Lyon enjoy last days of great heat to bask in the Sun. Then, heated umbrellas will make their return to use throughout the winter room. The Lyonnais love to live out whatever the temperature.
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  • October 8, 2017
    La place est sobre mais agréable en début de soirée. Il est toutefois insupportable de se faire approcher par des dealers qui tente de refourguer leur saloperie en toute impunité.
  • July 12, 2017
    Beautiful square with its fountain that makes new skin. One of the locations to honor the famous festival of lights on December 8. It is also that beats the heart of the event "Run in Lyon" early October.
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  • September 18, 2017
    Very nice place to walk around... very known in the 1st arrondissement of Lyon.
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  • August 17, 2017
    One of the most beautiful squares in Lyon with its magnificent Town Hall
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  • September 2, 2017
    One of the most beautiful potential of Lyon. Two elements were missing in the face of the Museum, the fountain and the Town Hall: the scars of Buren ego the absence of trees
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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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