This square recently received a (long overdue) restoration process. Today, you see it at its best, with attractive stone ... More
Place du Palais-de-Justice
This square recently received a (long overdue) restoration process. Today, you see it at its best, with attractive stone paving in warm colors and a pretty fountain that catches the beautiful bright Mediterranean sunlight. From the top of an impressive staircase, the recently renovated law courts are a highlight of the area's architectural beauty. On the right, there's a small bell tower with a series of archways running behind. Pleasant cafe terraces dotted throughout the square are the perfect place to soak up the Mediterranean atmosphere.
The word "terreaux" describes the old moats and medieval mud ("terre") walls that protected the town up to the end
of the 16th century. These were filled in to make room for a large square where the town's guillotine ...
This is a stock exchange built by R. Dardel between 1855 and 1862. The main room is a glass roofed,
atrium style hall with ancient galleries facing the exterior and the sculpted decor is sumptuous. Place de la Bourse ...
The old Palais de Justice (the new one is located in the Part Dieu district) was built on the banks
of the Saône by L.P. Baltard between 1835 and 1845, at a time when classical antiquity was in vogue ...