Fodor's Expert Review Place des Terreaux

Presqu'ile and the Croix Rousse District Plaza/Square/Piazza

The four majestic horses rearing up from a monumental 19th-century fountain in the middle of this large square are an allegory of the River Saône by Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi, who sculpted New York Harbor's Statue of Liberty. The 69 fountains embedded in the wide expanse of the square are illuminated by fiber-optic technology at night. The notable buildings on either side are the Hôtel de Ville and the Musée des Beaux-Arts.

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Pl. des Terreaux
Lyon, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  69001, France

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