25/43.- Lyon, Place Bellecour


Place Bellecour is a huge square covered with red gravel surrounded by flower stalls and shops. This should be one of your first stops when visiting Lyon. Do not miss the subway entrance with its combination of modern design and Roman vestiges. A big pavilion hosts Lyon's main tourist office, where friendly staff will help you find accommodation. The Tourist Bureau also gives information on tours of the city and give free maps and tourist brochures.

In the middle of the square is the equestrian statue of Louis XIV you see in the photo.

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