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Croix-Rousse

 

Whether you are a tourist or business traveler, you have chosen a short-term rental in Lyon's 1st District (69001), nestled in the heart of the Presqu'île peninsula near Hotel de Ville, the Opéra and Place des Terreaux.

Do not miss out on the chance to visit Croix Rousse, the hill that overlooks the area between the Rhône and Saône Rivers. The slopes of the Croix-Rousse, which lead us to the heart of Lyon's 4th District (69004), were listed as part of UNESCO's World Heritage in 1999.

Also known as the hill that works because it has hosted workshops in canuts, it has been witnessing the struggles of these workers in the silk in the history of life and working association lyonnaise.
Following the streets of this district deeply marked by the general slope of the hill you will find old areas with narrow streets between tall buildings riddled with traboules and modern areas. You through the tall buildings filled with many windows that were designed to accommodate canuts and the impressive trades invented by Jacquard.

In the direction of the slope, the buildings are crossed by the famous traboules permit the passage of pedestrians. The city of Lyon has decided in June 1994, to implement the Restoration of a circuit of six traboules Colbert linking up in place of Terreaux. The most famous is in the court of the voracious, which is a staircase Traboule architectural curiosity.

You will also discover the remains of the Roman occupation of the region with the Amphitheater of the Three Gauls. Built around 19 AD. JC It is the oldest Gallo-Roman amphitheatres. This is where Sainte Blandine and early Christians were martyred.

Other attractions of this hill you can see also Subsistances former convent of Ste Marie of the seventeenth century, the residence Villemanzy former monastery of the ladies of St. Elizabeth, and barracks and military hospital in 1988 transformed into a residence for researchers Aliens and further west on the hill, the church of Saint-Bruno des Chartreux example of french baroque, with its dome built in the eighteenth century by Soufflot.

On the top of the hill, Canuts Boulevard, a wall painted memory traces and the identity of the neighborhood.

Finally, today, the Croix-Rousse is distinguished from the rest of the city by a special atmosphere near a village which you will appreciate the charm.
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