La Place Bellecour is a large square in the centre of Lyon, France, to the north of the Ainay district. Measuring 312 m by 200 m (62,000 m² or 15 acres), it is one of the largest open squares (i.e. without any patches of greenery or trees) in Europe, and the third biggest square in France, behind the Place des Quinconces in Bordeaux (126,000 m²) and the Place de la Concorde in Paris (86,400 m²). It is also the largest pedestrian square in Europe: vehicles are allowed in Places de la Concorde and des Quinconces.
In the middle is an equestrian statue of king Louis XIV by François-Frédéric Lemot (1825). Another statue, representing the Petit Prince and Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, is at the west end of the square. The square also has two pavilions, housing the tourist information office of Lyon and an art gallery.
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Edward Hindman | Apr 9, 2018
Loads of shops for everyone. Tasty great quality restaurants 👌 A few art gallery's and museums. Lots of space to run around. Moderately busy. Perfect place to spend the day. Have fun :)
Kris Hadis | May 21, 2018
Couldn't enjoy too much of the place as it was so hot at that time. Not so much going on as well, so it was just a big empty space without any activites other than people passing by. The positive side, it's good to take pictures.
alan trinh | Jul 1, 2018
Underwhelming. Just a large open space with a statue in the middle. I understand the significance of the area but honestly if you aren't in the area there is no reason to come here.
Bilal Hikari | Jun 19, 2018
A great place to visit with a lot of restaurants and people from all around the world.
Alan Burghauser | Mar 29, 2018
Nice shops. Airy open spaces. Exercise and sit at lovely cafe. Grand view of cathedral on the hill.
Shirline Juay | Aug 3, 2018
Place Bellecour is a gigantic red square that I felt small inside. The size is a bit overwhelming for me but yet, due to this feeling, it was the most memorable impression about Place Bellecour. I would say it was the biggest Square I have seen so far.
Goten21 | Jul 8, 2018
Big square with nice background view. There are some shops around for eat or drink. Near metro station
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