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Place Bellecour

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All reviews large square tourist office ferris wheel louis xiv open square equestrian statue the tourist information centre huge space open space shopping street starting point bellecour square public square metro station rue de la republique great shopping lovely square
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If the square were in London, Copenhagen, Paris or Rome; then I think it would have been used for better purpose. It is litterally just an open space without anything, And the underlay itself is pretty ugly.

Thank Anders A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nothing much to admire here, except the views of the Basilica on top of the hills, specially at night time!!! Couple of restaurants around here but a bit pricey!!!

Thank mr_rubenschmidt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This enormous square lies between the rivers Rhone and Saone and is the transport hub of the city. There are fine old buildings around the square and some exceptional shops.

Thank essexexteacher
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Bellecour is the centerpiece of the city in many ways. Ringed by restaurants and the city tourist office, the Bellecour is plain and beautiful, sitting back from what is around it, filled with people at times enjoying being there.

Thank Joseph C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a huge space, where concerts and events appear to be on everyday. However, there are cafes,seating areas, craft and flower shops located down one side of the square to relax and browse around.

Thank Padraig L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A big square with lots of space. The foreign legion had a recruitment tent in place in one corner. We didn’t join. Some statues and great views if the hills with a large chateau or church on the top. Magnificent square.

Thank RickardE45
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This central square in Lyon is bustling with activity. In the 5 days I was in Lyon there were 3 different celebrations or expos in this square. one was a "taste of Lyon" type event, one was a celebration with bands and food and the...More

Thank 374walterb
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This place is so big that the large equestrian statue of Louis XIV gets almost lost. Full of people on a Saturday in October with stages set up and various booths as well. The tourist office sits on the square as well. Everyone in Lyon...More

Thank cgny1fwd
Reviewed 9 October 2018

Place Bellecour is a huge pedestrianised square in the centre of Lyon. Come here if you want to visit the tourist office which is on one side. The view of the Basilica at Fourvière is great from here, so bring your camera. There were a...More

Thank Quest232068
Reviewed 6 October 2018

This square is worth a visit for its grandeur and huge spaces. there is not much to do when you get there so best to be included in a walking circuit of the city.

Thank David C
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JoHancock
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the wheel is open until very late and it costs between 6 and 10 euros per person.
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Le Royal is right on the Place Bellecour - Love It!
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