The Cour des Voraces, also called Maison de la République, is a courtyard building in the Pentes quarter, in the 1st arrondissement of Lyon, famous for its enormous six-floor stairway. It is an impressive traboule, a covered passage with entrances on Place Colbert, Montée Saint-Sébastien and Rue Imbert-Colomès.
Situated on the slopes of the Croix-Rousse, the court is a major symbol of Lyon. Built in 1840, it is a fine example of the folk architecture of the canuts, related to the silk weaving industry, which deeply marked the neighborhood. It is also a place that symbolizes some great moments in the history of Lyon. A plaque on the building reads: "In the Cour des Voraces, hive of silk work, canuts struggled for their lives and their dignity." The name of the building comes from a group of workers called the Voraces weavers, who reputedly distinguished themselves by their republican insurrections of 1848 and 1849.
张雪菲 | Feb 5, 2018
A place magnificent with perfect combination of scenarios , every pace means a different senario
Pierre Juillard | Sep 10, 2017
A somewhat dark court, best visited with a guide to better grasp historical importance of it.
Franz 'Sonik' Allard | Aug 17, 2016
Stairway to heaven.
Van Vu Dinh | Dec 7, 2016
Interesting architecture of Lyon
Renan Primo Nunes | Feb 28, 2017
Carla Pereira | Apr 14, 2018
Good for who like to discover hidden places. 😁
Paul Howell | May 27, 2018
Follow the lions head through the passages. I decided to walk through these when it stated training and enjoyed the cool dry air below the apartments.
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