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Lyon, place Bellecour

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Cette place se trouve aujourd'hui dans le deuxième arrondissement de la ville, entre la Saône et le Rhône. De la place Bellecour partent trois artères majeures de la presqu'île de Lyon, dont deux piétonnes : la rue de la République, menant à l'Hôtel de Ville et à l'opéra, la rue Victor Hugo, qui mène à Perrache, et la rue du Président Édouard Herriot, où se concentrent les enseignes de luxe et qui mène à la place des Terreaux. Le quartier du Vieux Lyon et de la cathédrale Saint-Jean se situent en face par rapport à la Saône. La place Bellecour constitue le point kilométrique 0 de Lyon : toutes les distances sont comptées à partir de ce point.

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A: Place Bellecour, Lyon

di Vincent Bosson, 20 metri di distanza

Place Bellecour, Lyon, France

Place Bellecour, Lyon

B: children park in Place Bellecour

di Nico Roig, 130 metri di distanza

stay up there just a while! another way to show this splendid french square in Lyon.

children park in Place Bellecour

C: Theatre Des Celestins

di Vincent Bosson, 220 metri di distanza

Theartre des Celestins in lyon

Theatre Des Celestins

D: Bonaparte bridge in Lyon

di Galliez Stephane, 290 metri di distanza

Un premier pont en bois, le pont de l'Archevêché (ou pont de Bois, des Comtes, Bellecour ou des Chano...

Bonaparte bridge in Lyon

E: Quai de Saone

di Vincent Bosson, 330 metri di distanza

Quai de Saone

F: Flower

di Vincent Bosson, 350 metri di distanza

Flower in Lyon, France

Flower

G: Pont Du Palais De Justice

di Vincent Bosson, 420 metri di distanza

Bridge of Palais de Justice in Lyon

Pont Du Palais De Justice

H: Gateway courthouse

di Galliez Stephane, 440 metri di distanza

Here's the?Gateway courthouse which crosses Saone river in Lyon by night.

Gateway courthouse

I: Le Bistrot De Lyon

di Vincent Bosson, 460 metri di distanza

Pedestrian street and restaurants in Lyon

Le Bistrot De Lyon

J: Primatiale Saint Jean De Lyon Cathedral

di Andy Bryant, 480 metri di distanza

Lyon Cathedral is also known as a "Primatiale" because in 1079 thePope granted to the archbishop of L...

Primatiale Saint Jean De Lyon Cathedral

Questo panorama è stato scattato in France

Questa è una vista generale di France

France is affectionately referred to as "the Hexagon" for its overall shape.

French history goes back to the Gauls, a Celtic tribe which inhabited the area circa 300BC until being conquered by Julius Caesar.

The Franks were the first tribe to adopt Catholic Christianity after the Roman Empire collapsed. France became an independent location in the Treaty of Verdun in (843 AD), which divided up Charlemagne's Carolingian Empire into several portions.

The French monarchy reached its zenith during the reign of Louis XIV, the Sun King, who stood for seventy-two years as the Monarch of all Monarchs. His palace of Versailles and its Hall of Mirrors are a splendid treasure-trove of Baroque art.

The French Revolution ended the rule of the monarchy with the motto "Liberty, Equality, Fraternity!" On July 14th, 1789 angry mobs stormed La Bastille prison and began the Revolution in which Louis XVI, his wife Marie-Antoinette and thousands of others met the guillotine.

One decade after the revolution, Napolean Bonaparte seized control of the Republic and named himself Emperor. His armies conquered most of Europe and his Napoleonic Code became a lasting legal foundation for concepts of personal status and property.

During the period of colonization France controlled the largest empire in the world, second only to Britain.

France is one of the founding members of the European Union and the United Nations, as well as one of the nuclear armed nations of the world.

Text by Steve Smith.

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