Place des Jacobins, Lyon

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The Place des Jacobins is a square located in the 2nd arrondissement of Lyon. It was created in 1556 and a fountain was added in 1856. The square belongs to the zone classified as World Heritage Site by UNESCO. According to Jean Pelletier, this square is one of the most famous in Lyon, because of its location in the center of the 2nd arrondissement and its heavy traffic, as 12 streets lead here. The square, particularly its architecture and its features, has changed its appearance many times throughout years.
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  • Place des Jacobins is one of the loveliest and most popular places in Lyon. At least while we were there, anyway. It is a large enough square with a beautiful fountain in its centre. The square was...  more »
  • Visited in July 2019. Enjoyed sitting by the fountain watching the children toss the balloons for Bastille day celebrations into the fountain. Plenty of shops and cafes nearby. Beautifully ornate...  more »

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