Place des Terreaux

Interesting
Standing proud in this square which faces the 17C façade of St-Peter's Palace (le palais Saint-Pierre) is a monumental lead fountain by Bartholdi whose four horses symbolise rivers flowing into the Ocean. The square is the lively centre of the town and the setting of the execution in 1642 of Cinq-Mars. The square was renovated by Daniel Buren who endowed it with granite paving accompanied with 14 pillars and 69 water jets. The night lighting completes the development.

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Address : 

place des Terreaux, 69001 Lyon

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Palais St-Pierre
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Palais St-Pierre
Palais St-Pierre
This 17 and 18C palace used to house the
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Opéra
Opéra
Facing the Town Hall, the Opéra has a
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Hôtel de ville Hôtel de ville
Hôtel de ville
Erected by Simon Maupin, this large
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