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Place des Terreaux

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Neighbourhood: Terreaux - Bat D'argent
As featured in 3 Days in Lyon and 1 other guide
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Address: 69001, Lyon, France
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This public square, lit up at night by a beautiful 19th-century fountain,...

This public square, lit up at night by a beautiful 19th-century fountain, is always crowded in the evenings.

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Interest in the street.

Dramatic sculpture, water feature open access just in an enormous open square, well worth a look. Very photogenic.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 November 2016
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Dorking, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Dramatic sculpture, water feature open access just in an enormous open square, well worth a look. Very photogenic.

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Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Having visited Lyon before I know how interesting this Place usually is. The status is being renovated but half of it seems to be missing!

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

e saw this several years ago and found it to be an impressive fountain and monument. It is under total reconstruction and not visible at all now. However, it is close to the Beaux Arts museum, several notable "bouchons" restaurants...

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

This is rectanglular square on an east-west axis. The stunning C17th Town Hall fills the east end and the massive Palais St. Pierre a.k.a. as the Museum of Fine Arts dominates the south side. The other sides contain a variety of mainly C19th buildings Unfortunately the centre piece of the square is or temporarily was the Bartholdi Fountain of bronze... More 

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Nancy, France
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Nothing to see as it is still in renovation or something like that. The should write some description in english, so people will know what actually happen.

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Lleida, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

This is a big and nice square place behind the Hôtel de Ville. Unfortunately, when I was there the fountain was under restoration and I couldn't enjoy it.

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Porthmadog, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

Seen pictures of the fountain looks fantastic, however during my visit the site was boarded up and the fountain was being repaired. However the square it stands in is very pretty and worth a visit

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Popular Bar and restaurant/ nightclub Boston is here. electronica and pop. lots of food and restaurants. Casino, a small convenience store it here. Clubs like Ayers Rock and Cosmopolitan are right here as well as the opera house. Easy to catch night buses and taxi's from this location after a night of fun. an ascending incline leads up to Croix... More 

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Weston, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

The fountain is under renovation (as other reviewers mentioned) but what an ambiance and a atmosphere! The place itself without the fountain is only average compared to other areas of Lyon. On the other hand, it is lively and fun and full of people.

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Shenyang, China
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

The first time I came here was in early morning, the pool was full of bear bottle and paper cup, and I also saw some disgusting "rubber products" that are totally inappropriate! Anyway, there are a few Bristol near and we all know what French people can do after a few booze!

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