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Address: The Presqu'ile, Lyon, France
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Lovely big Square in the centre of the city.

There are many different attractions that flow from this square. Most importantly the Tourist Office in located there. We found this a particularly good place to visit and get... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Philippo A
Sydney, Australia
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Toronto, Canada
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Place Bellecour is a big piece of real estate but it's literally just a big open space of land with a statue in the middle. Perhaps things like markets or carnivals, etc. happen here but there was nothing like that when I was there.

Thank Liz8723
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Large city square worth visiting if you are a tourist. Not much is there but there is a nice view of the Notre Dam.

Thank mdfer3
Vienna, Austria
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514 reviews
159 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 235 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I didn't find the Place Bellecour worth the walk. It was very large and open, with not many places to sit and even fewer in the shade. Most large urban squares have cafes around the edges. I only saw one on the actual square. There are some gardens and playgrounds around the edges but I think they could make better... More 

Thank LivingInWien
Toulouse, France
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79 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a huge empty square with a large statue of Louis IV in the middle, and nothing else... Ok, there are not many square's this big and perhaps on market day or some festival or whatever, this is a very nice huge area to have it on, but on a regular tuesday morning I saw nothing to see or... More 

Thank Bryan M
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

By chance I walked through this charming square yesterday. It is not really a destination place but if you are walking around Lyon it is worth a small detour to walk across it and view the huge statue.

Thank LIRoss55
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a good size open air square. There is an Equestrian statue of king Louis 14 in the middle. - there is nothing much to see when there is no events. Pretty much same as other big Squares in Cuba, China or Russia.........big Empty Open Air Square One good thing is you can get a good view of the... More 

Thank Jim P
Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth a visit. Lovely statue and monumental scale in the center of Lyon. A definite must for any tourist.

Thank BigJNK
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are many different attractions that flow from this square. Most importantly the Tourist Office in located there. We found this a particularly good place to visit and get directions. Shopping is excellent from the both sides....and you can walk though the square on either end to locate the two rivers....from where we enjoyed a sunset drink.

Thank Philippo A
Dallas, Texas
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stunning views and large gathering place in the heart of Lyon! There are many shops and cafes around to enjoy the people watching.

Thank kate2004rock
Montreal, Canada
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474 reviews
141 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must visit. Walking distance to everything. It's a very attractive squre. Very safe. Some very good restaurants nearby. It will take you to rue de la Republique.

Thank Guillaumeleconqueran

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