Place des Terreaux 3.7 rating


The Place des Terreaux is a large square in the heart of Lyon in the Presqu'ile district. It was completely redesigned in the 1990s by artist Daniel Buren with 69 granite fountains lined with 14 pillars. On the east side stands the City Hall. To the north is the lead sculpture Char triomphant de la Garonne by Bartholdi (creator of the Statue of Liberty), with a quadriga of four horses pulling a chariot, symbolising the Garonne and its tributaries galloping seawards. It faces Palais St Pierre, which hosts the Museum of Fine Arts.



About Place des Terreaux

 Place des Terreaux, 69000 Lyon, France

Place des Terreaux and Nearby Attractions on Map

Nearby Attractions km / mile
Lyon Cathedral

Lyon Cathedral(0.9 km)
The Lyon Cathedral, officially named the St Jean Cathedral, is a Roman Catholic cathedral dedicated to Saint John the Baptist.


Traboules(0.8 km)
The traboules are a unique architectural feature of Lyon's historical buildings, largely influenced by Italy and especially Florence.

Parc de la Tête d'Or

Parc de la Tête d'Or(2 km)
Completed in 1862, the 115-hectare English-style Parc de la Tete d'Or or Park of the Golden Head is one of the largest and most beautiful urban parks in France.

Renaissance Courtyards

Renaissance Courtyards(0.8 km)
Lyon is known for its buildings with traboules, though some have very beautiful courtyards but no real traboules (crossing from one street to another).

Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière

Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière(1 km)
The Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière atop Fourvière Hill is votively dedicated to Virgin Mary, patron saint of Lyon, for saving the city from several adversities – scurvy in 1638, the Black Death of bubonic plague that spread through Europe in 1643, cholera epidemic in 1832, and Prussian invasion in 1870.

Amphithéâtre des Trois Gaules

Amphithéâtre des Trois Gaules(0.4 km)
The Amphitheatre des Trois Gaules is a Roman theatre from 19 BC that marks the place where the first Christian martyrs of Gaul were thrown to the lions in 177 AD.

Rue du Président Edouard Herriot

Rue du Président Edouard Herriot(0.6 km)
The Rue du Président Edouard Herriot is an important street in the Presqu'ile quarter, part of Lyon's UNESCO World Heritage site.

Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse

Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse(1.4 km)
Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse is an indoor food market with 59 shops selling the best of Lyon's gourmet creations.

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