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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 1 week ago

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.

Thank EscapePlan13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

Thank Glen S
Reviewed 6 June 2018

The hotel de Ville and the fountain are the stars of the square. Is big, full of bar and restaurant very live

Thank CarmenAndre
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Lovely square with stunning fountain. But this is also where I have seen two women pickpockets in action. One a middle aged woman and another younger girl. I saw one try for a young girls back pack and alerted her. The woman just walked on....More

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Reviewed 27 May 2018

The Place des Terreaux is a medium-sized square in the Lyon Presqu'île area. It hosts the Bartholdi Fountain, which is really beautiful. The square is surrounded by the Hôtel de Ville (City hall) and the Musée des Beaux Arts (museum of fine arts). Both buildings...More

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