Place Croix-Paquet

Lyon, France

Place Croix-Paquet

The Place Croix-Paquet is a square located in the 1st arrondissement of Lyon, in the pentes de la Croix-Rousse quarter. It is formed by the intersection of the rue du Griffon, the rue des Capucins and the montée Saint-Sébastien. The square belongs to the zone classified World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

A cross was erected on the square in 1628 by the merchant Jean Paquet (also spelled Pâquet), who also owned the house at the corner of the montée Saint-Sébastien and of the rue René-Laynaud. This cross replaced the Croix des Rameaux (Cross of the Palms), which had previously been cut by the Calvinists in 1562. Apart from the cross which no longer exists, the square has retained the same form since the 17th century.

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