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Owner description: This historic neighborhood was the location of Lyon's famous 19th-century silk industry.
Reviewed 14 July 2014

We just couldn't get enough of Croix-Rousse and the old town in Lyon. Everywhere we went we saw something uplifting; the architecture, the clever solutions to many problems in cities - even the people walking their dogs. Enchanted!

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Reviewed 10 July 2014

Situated on a hill , this was where the silk-workers used to live. It is a charming, historical neighbourhood.

Be prepared to climb some stairs as you explore this area and rest at the plazas along the way to sit at a cafe, watch a game of boules, and simply sit under the shade trees.

There is the Gallo - Roman amphitheater where Christians were martyred, Square Sathonay where boules is played with much fervour, some interesting traboules to find and explore ( some have quaint names ) and the Maison des Canuts where you could learn all about the silk trade of Lyon. Le Mur des Canuts is another attraction not to be missed.

There are some lovely little silk boutiques to buy locally produced silk items -- good to give as gifts.

As you walk up the slope you leave the hustle and bustle of the Presqu'ile behind and enter an area with a completely different, slower, more charming, village like ambience. This was less touristy than some other areas of Lyon, which I found to be quite enjoyable.

6  Thank Roshni2011
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Reviewed 2 July 2014

We visited this part of Lyon with our hosts in the week prior to Christmas 2013. We didn't visit any particular attraction here, basically it was just a walk around in the early evening to soak up the Christmas atmosphere. The Christmas markets were delightful as were the many shops and the lights were spectacular. This was a part of Lyon we had not visited on a previous trip but I would recommend to any visitor to Lyon, especially at Christmas.

Thank molletts
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

There are two museums open in this area, dedicated to the former silk trade, each with working loom.

Thank bermonYorkshire
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Reviewed 13 June 2014

Croix rousse is as lovely as fun to explore and there is a lot to see. If you are in shape, don't hesitate to climb up the stairs of the grande cote to walk around les pentes de la croix rousse for panoramic views of the city below. Don't miss the mur peint des canuts on the corner of boulevard des canuts and Denfer Rochereau, and the traboules like the famous cour des voraces. Plenty of restaurants, coffee shops and boutiques.

3  Thank Jaimiecook
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