Place des Jacobins is one of the most well-known squares in Lyon

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Place des Jacobins, Lyon

Place des Jacobins is one of the most well-known squares in Lyon.

Place des Jacobins is one of the most well-known squares in Lyon. It has a fountain at the centre by architect Gaspard André and sculptor Degeorges, depicting four Lyonnaise artists: painter Hippolyte Flandrin (1809-1864), engraver Gérard Audran (1640-1703), sculptor Guillaume Coustou (1677-1746) and architect Philibert Delorme (1510-1570).















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 69002 Lyon, France

Place des Jacobins and Nearby Sights on Map

Rue Mercière

Rue Mercier is a cobblestone pedestrian street in Presqu'île, connected to buildings on the Saone bank through traboules

Théâtre des Célestins

Theatre des Celestins counts among the few theatres in France that have been operational for over 200 years, the first one at the site having been opened in 1792

Rue du Président Edouard Herriot

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

Marche Saint-Antoine

The Marche Saint-Antoine is a major French food and flower market in an upscale neighbourhood of Lyon

Place Bellecour

Place Bellecour is the heart of the Presqu'ile quarter and the largest open square in Europe

Saint-Nizier Church

The Saint-Nizier Church is a Flamboyant Gothic church with a Renaissance portal that is named after 6th century bishop Nicetius of Lyon

Rue de la République

This Rue de la Republique is the main downtown shopping district, a pedestrian street lined with luxury shops as well as affordable retailers


The Hôtel-Dieu de Lyon stands on the banks of the Rhone as an imposing historical building that was the oldest hospital in town

Musée de l'Imprimerie

Lyon was a centre of printing and book trade in Europe in the 15th - 16th century, and the Musee de l'Imprimerie in Hôtel de la Couronne showcases the city's historical collections of books and the graphic arts

Palais de Justice Historique

The French neo-classical court house of Palais de Justice, also known as 'the 24 columns' for its colonnaded facade, was built between 1835 and 1842 by architect Louis-Pierre Baltard