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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

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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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
Dorking, United Kingdom
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Lyon, France
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The square is not so big but surrounded by buildings with impressive architecture - the Lyon city Hall (17th century) and the Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon (Musée des beaux-arts de Lyon, build in the same period, but with completely different architecture, as the building used to be the royal abbaye des Dames de Saint-Pierre) together with the fountain... More 

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Athens, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

We all know him for his sculpture, "The Statue of Liberty" but how did he get to that point? He created wonders such as this masterpiece. In Awe!!!

1 Thank Stan M
Bangkok, Thailand
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

For all it's beauty and splendor during the day/early evening, by the nighttime it's a completely different story! At night, the plaza turns into a crowded, dirty and disgusting place full of drunken youths spilling out from the nearby bars/clubs. Late into the night, open bottles of alcohol, trashed fast food and other unpleasant 'things' can be found all over... More 

2 Thank Suyash M
Dorking, United Kingdom
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 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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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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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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