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Place Bellecour, Lyon, France

 
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Distance from city center: 0.8mi
erato's pictureby erato Sightseeing travel tip
added on the 29th of October, 2009
Place Bellecour is one of the largest squares in Europe. It is located between the rivers Rhone and Saone and it's really huge.

Right in the center of the square you will find the statue of King Luis XIV on horseback created by the French sculptor, Francois Lemot.

Also here is the office of the tourist bureau where you can get maps and guidebooks and buy tickets for everything in the city.

There are great shops, bookstores, bars and restaurants around the square. Some of these latter having really special dishes made of every kinds of fish.

Address:
Place Bellecour
Lyon

How to get there:
Take the metro, nearby station is Bellecour.

 
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