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“Ideal if it is sunny to watch the world go by with a glass of wine.”
Review of Place Bellecour

Place Bellecour
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Reviewed 28 September 2013 via mobile

I visited place Bellecour with a friend on a sunny afternoon. We sat in one of the Alfresco dining areas in the heart of the square and spent a great afternoon drinking and watching the locals cycle/walk by. I definitely recommend the house wine as cocktails were rather more expensive.

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Reviewed 25 August 2013

This was one of the first attractions we went to in Lyon. Renault was having some kind of exhibition in the square. There were different kinds of trucks scattered along Rue de la République as we walked toward the square. They also used chalk on the square of different areas and time periods. It was very hot so the square was baking!

The tourist office is located in the square and they have really good AC, so we lingered a while inside. There are also some statues, but I'm sure it's not so impressive if Renault wasn't there.

Thank heuster3
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Reviewed 9 August 2013

Although it is very centrally located, the square itself is not particularly handsome. Rather, it has a kind of empty look, as if it is too large for itself. Of the various directions one can go in from here, we particularly liked the southern side, with its antique shops (there's fashionable shopping to the north, good bouchon eating to the east, and the extraordinary old city ruther to the west).

Thank NJChisoxFan
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Reviewed 27 July 2013 via mobile

We had an hour stop here while on tour with a group. The square is very empty except for the grand statue of Louis the XIV on his horse. There are plenty of eateries around the square though.

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Reviewed 23 May 2013

While the Square itself may not be filled with great monuments expect for the odd statue of Louis XIV, one side does have a nice park like area where the tourist information centre is based and where you can get on the open tour bus based just across the road. You can get a very good view of the basilica just across the Saone on Fourviere Hill and on a fine sunny day it is a great place to relax. Nearby are some nice narrow streets full of bistros serving fine Lyonnais cuisine or shopping districts where you can spend a good hour or so having a look around. Charming.

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