The place des terraux is a beautiful square surrounding by cafes, making a perfect lunch spot. There is also the very impressive fountain in the middle.
Make time for this square.....the Musee des Beaux Arts faces on to it. Have a lunch at one of the restaurants eg 'Opus.......you will notice that prices on this side of the city are reasonable and significantly lower. Catch a beer and the slanting sun in the corner of the square....top left as you face the Town Hall....Hotel d Ville.
I loved this plaza. My husband and I stopped there several times during our stay in Lyon. The statue alone is worth a visit. It's an amazing, complicated, beautiful statue and the water flowing into the fountain adds to the interest. The Plaza is expansive, and appears to be a gathering place both for tourists and locals. There are a... More
location Place des Terreaux, 69001 Lyon, France .is a square located in the centre of Lyon, France on the Presqu'île between the Rhône and the Saône, at the foot of the hill of La Croix-Rousse in the 1st arrondissement of Lyon. it one of the famous area in Lyon it amazing place & if you go there i advice you... More
The first night we stayed at Lyon, we bought kebab from the corner near the Place des Terreaux, we sat by the fountain and enjoyed our meal. The scenery transformed our simple dinner in a magnificent experience. Observe the horses of the fountain, which take out smoke from their nostrils, giving a wild and intense impression, as they are ready... More
Fountain is in a well attended plaza with a few affordably priced restaurants. Aim to attend for happy hour and sit for an hour or so. Beautiful scenery of the fountain with a museum in the background as well as ample subject matter for people watching.
Lovely place, view on the town hall, lovely fountain. When yiou sit here, drinking a glass of wine on one of the terrasses, you see a lot of people passing by, a lot of trolleybuses driving by (Lyon public transport is amazing) and, of course, the ubiquitous cleaning crews. Public expenditure on the last two items must be enormous, but... More
If you're footsore after wandering about the city, find yourself a table at one of the cafes and have a cool beer or sip a coffee whilst people watching. We had a leisurely time watching street performers, families strolling, children on kiddie bikes, and best of all, performers practicing for the 'Music Day' which takes place every mid-summer's day throughout... More
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