Best known as the location of Europe's first worker uprising in 1831, Croix-Rousse, or "Red Cross," takes its name from a cross made of red stone erected here in the 16th century. Croix-Rousse is the name of both the hill where the quarter is located and the quarter itself. There you'll find the remnants of Europe's dominate silk industry from the 15th and 16th centuries. This industry fueled the Lyon cultural boom during the Renaissance and created a foundation for France's love affair with luxury fabric. Make Croix-Rousse part of your personalized Lyon itinerary using our Lyon trip planner.
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  • The view of Fourviere is a lot better. You can still go for the 14th of July to see the fireworks. The place is not beautiful  more »
  • My son just moved here and we climbed all the steep steps up to the top, in the rain, but was worth it for the view.  more »

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