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La Place des Jacobins, Lyon

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Fountain · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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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  • This is a lovely square with a beautiful fountain located centrally in the UNESCO World Heritage area of Lyon. Twelve streets converge on this square so it is rather busy.  more »
  • This is not a big square but it is surrounded by some historical buildings and has a really beautiful fountain right in the centre. Great for a photo stop.  more »
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