The Place des Terreaux, located in the heart of Lyon, is a square that once used to be the location of the guillotine and is now a popular spot among tourists to the city. The breathtaking square is situated in the 1st arrondissement of Lyon, and is home to the Lyon City Hall, St. Peter's Palace and the Bartholdi fountain. Today, what draws in tourists is the beautiful fountain in the middle of the square. The fountain was designed and sculpted by the famous Bartholdi; a sculptor who also designed and built the world-renowned Statue of Liberty. The Place des Terreaux has also become a gathering point for Lyon’s residents, and is the perfect spot for tourists who wish to people watch. This famous square also has numerous cafés at which tourists can enjoy a cafe au lait and watch the locals out and about. For those visiting Lyon, the square is also a must-visit since it belongs to the zone classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Around an hour
Adults, senior visitors, young adults, families, children
The elaborate Bartholdi fountain, Lyon City Hall, St. Peter's Palace
Lyon is home to quite a few mosques at which Muslim visitors can offer their prayers. Although Muslim tourists may not be able to find a mosque or prayer facility while at the Place des Terreaux, they can ask the locals for directions to a mosque located nearby. They may also be able to find a small, quiet area outside the square to offer their prayers.
There are loads of coffee shops and restaurants at the Place des Terreaux, but Muslim tourists may not be able to find Halal food at any of these establishments. They can either ask to be directed to the nearest Halal restaurant, or they can dine on vegetarian and seafood dishes in the restaurants found at the square.