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Pretty impressive

You should see it if you are a the Place des Terreaux, which you should certainly visit. Lots of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bill J
Akron, Ohio
Short trip

Very good all round city very impressed with Bartholdi fountain a must see attraction with plenty... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Emma D
Chester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You should see it if you are a the Place des Terreaux, which you should certainly visit. Lots of construction in the area at the moment, but easy to see the fountain.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Bill J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an amazing fountain, designed by the designer of the Eiffel Tower and recently refurbished. It is Lyon's "Trevi Fountain," and is quite spectacular.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very good all round city very impressed with Bartholdi fountain a must see attraction with plenty more to see in area

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Emma D
Reviewed 6 December 2018

It was amazing to watch this fountain, the way the water is used it looks like the horses are breathing out of their nostrils. We found it fascinating!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 28 November 2018 via mobile

Beautiful fountain of horses in the middle of plaza. At night it's lighted up and water vapour came out from the horses.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Naturetravel9
Reviewed 21 November 2018

You swear that those horses let out steams through their nostrils. This is fountain with many metal horses but so life like. Such a sight to see in cold afternoon in November.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Dale K
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Check out this fountain! In addition to falling water, the fountain spouts mist out of the nostrils of the horses - most effective!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jane T
Reviewed 28 October 2018

The sculptor of the fountain on the main square of Lyon became famous Bartholdi, That Bartholdi who piled the symbol of the" free world " - the statue of Liberty in New York. He made the fountain project when he was young 23-years old for...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 16 October 2018

This is a very cool fountain with some interesting history. it is veery detailed and a very nice piece of artwork.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 14 October 2018

The fountain is topped by a massive sculpture by Bartholdi, he of Statue of Liberty and Lion de Belfort fame. Very imposing. It is off to the side of the square, so, although, massive, it gets a little lost.

Date of experience: October 2018
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On the official site of Tourism Office de Lyon says - it is gonna be 16 months more for work