The Place du Change is the largest square in the area, and the old site of the drapery which was used in the 15th and 16th centuries by moneychangers. It has two remarkable buildings - ●the Loge du Change on the west which was partially built by the great architect Soufflot and is now a Protestant church known as Temple du Change, ●Maison Thomassin, which housed the power merchant family of Thomassins in the Renaissance era and has a beautiful 14th century Gothic façade. Above the 2nd floor windows are the arms of the King of France, the Dauphin (heir to the Kingdom) and Duchess Anne of Brittany. Unfortunately, the courtyard is closed to the public.
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Lyon Cathedral(0.4 km)
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