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This public square, lit up at night by a beautiful 19th-century fountain, is always crowded in the evenings.
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69001, Lyon, France
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The place was torn up and muddy, but the beautiful fountain was still there and worth the visit. Lots of restaurants and the Find Art Museum are there.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank chl0e48
Reviewed 19 October 2018

The Bartholdi Fountain is a memorable place for photo. Bartholdi was the sculptor of the Lady of Liberty. The plaza is a nice place to sit around in the cafe and people watch.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Merta1900
Reviewed 17 October 2018

Lots of animation here. Shops on one side. Bartholdi fountain also on that side. Musée des Beaux Arts on another. Dead ahead is the imposing city hall with the Opera (with the weird roof) behind it. A centerpiece of Lyon.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank cgny1fwd
Reviewed 3 October 2018

This statue of stampeding horses through the fountain is stunning - particularly effective is the water vapour tumbling out from their nostrils, as if on a bitterly cold day.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank EscapePlan13
Reviewed 2 October 2018

We were going around to look for the front of the Hotel de Ville, as well as the Musee de Beaux Arts and discovered an amazing fountain. The horses even appear to be breathing out smoke. It's also a great place to grab lunch.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Myrna F
Reviewed 9 September 2018

This square is huge , very busy . Great meeting place opposite the fine arts gallery. lots of fine restaurants and cafes

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank aus66
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Located near old lyon. This is a beautiful square with a beautiful fountain. The city hall is located in this place. Great place to relax and drink coffee after a long walk between the streets of lyon.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank sammy1420
Reviewed 13 August 2018

There is some lovely architecture in Place des Terreaux but Hôtel de Ville, makes them look insignificant. Built 1646-1651 and rebuilt over the centuries, until restoration in 1869 sees an attempt to return it to its early 1700’s appearance. For beauty Hôtel de Ville almost...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank KTGP
Reviewed 31 July 2018

This lovely square in the Presqu'ile section of Lyon is a nice stop during the day. The daytime highlight would be the fountain by Bartholdi, builder of the Statue of Liberty, depicting the four rivers of France, the Seine, Loire, Rhone and Garonne. However, at...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Mavmed
Reviewed 23 June 2018

Very nice square with lots to see and do. There's the Museum, Fountain , restuarants and the hotel du ville

Date of experience: February 2018
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