Croix-Rousse, Lyon

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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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  • If you have children, this is the perfect place to entertain them, all the beautiful maneges are there, and for parents pancakes and cherros all hot and very good
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  • Neighbourhood that has a real specific identity giving it an air of small village. In addition, located on the heights of Lyon, there are several beautiful views of Lyon, the park of the golden head, the church of Fourvière. Pleasant area as well for a little shopping, a drink, a bite to eat.
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