France Bellecour square

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Frédéric Monin

About this spot
The Bellecour square is the largest square in the city of Lyon (62,000 m2) and the fifth largest square in France, after the Place des Quinconces in Bordeaux, Place de la Concorde in Paris, the Cours Léopold and place Carnot in Nancy and the town hall square in Le Havre.
It is also the largest pedestrian square in Europe, the aforementioned places can accommodate vehicles, unlike Place Bellecour.
At its center is an equestrian statue of Louis XIV. Another statue, representing the Little Prince and Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, is located at the south-west end of the square.
There are two pavilions on the square and services of the Tourist Office, as well as a small children's park, a fountain, two breweries and periodically a ferris wheel (during the Christmas and New Year holidays).

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