Place Bellecour

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  • Address: Place Bellecour, 69002 Lyon, France
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Phone: 33-472776969
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Landmark, Statue, Square, Street Market, Family And Kids, Streets

Place Bellecour - Review

Experience the beauty and warmth of Lyon from its largest pedestrian square, which is also the very centre of the beautiful city. Apart from being a spectacular attraction itself, there are a number of concerts, performances and small attractions that attract many visitors. You don’t need a ticket for Place Bellecour as it is free and open for all. You can however get Place Bellecour tickets for tours and combo packages. The Place Bellecour ticket prices for these tours will be available on our ticket section.

Nice, big square - biggest open square in Europe. Third largest square in the France, but the biggest pedestrian one. Part of UNESCO World Heritage Site. Three major shopping streets lead off from here and it’s also the 0 mile marker of the city – in essence, it’s the centre of Lyon. Since the Roman times, it’s changed names and owners more times than a child gets a cold. Hell, even Napoleon owned it for a while. There’s an equestrian statue of Louis XIV flanked by figures representing the Rhone and the Saone in the centre of the square. It’s Lyons favorite demonstration and protest spot. Sometimes there are concerts or a book fair. It’s really snazzy in winter though – a 60-metre high Ferris wheel and an ice rink are installed and for that while, this is the city’s favorite place. Place Bellecour Lyon shopping avenues are well known all over. Watch people here if you like but don’t be creepy about it. There’s lots of places to chow.

Place Bellecour Information

  • Get the city card and map from the tourist office here; it’s a nearly free pass to all of Lyon.
  • Good Library nearby.

How To reach Place Bellecour by Public Transport

  • Bellecour Metro Staion (line A and Line D)

Restaurants Near Place Bellecour

  • Too many to count

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TripHobo Highlights for Place Bellecour

  • Place Bellecour Address: Place Bellecour, 69002 Lyon, France
  • Place Bellecour Contact Number: 33-472776969
  • Place Bellecour Timing: 24-hrs
  • Place Bellecour Price: Free
  • Time required to visit Place Bellecour: 01:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Place Bellecour

  • 81.44% of people who visit Lyon include Place Bellecour in their plan

  • 27.98% of people start their Place Bellecour visit around 4 PM - 5 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Place Bellecour

Monday, Tuesday and Friday

49.69% of people prefer walking in order to reach Place Bellecour

People normally club together Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste and Musee Miniature Et Cinema while planning their visit to Place Bellecour.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Place Bellecour, Lyon Reviews

  • Like the name suggests it is indeed a "nice place" with a rather interesting statue of a French king in the style of a Roman legionnaire. Apparently the statue took decades and large quantities of money to eventually get to where it is and after all of the effort, the sculptor forgot the stirrups.

  • only in summer season, it may be hot in Sun. Evening is good time to relax here. Weekends are also enjoyable here. It is central place and hence many other major landmarks are accessible from here. Perrache, Point Bonapart, etc are at walking distance. It is easily accessible from metro and TCL buses. It is surrounded by lot of shopping and business area. McDonald is at one corner of this place.

  • 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 :)

  • 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.

  • Lieu emblématique en plein coeur de Lyon près du quartier commerçant. Idéal pour se promener et admirer les beaux bâtiments anciens de Lyon autour de vous.

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