This stone is more than just a curiosity, sitting as it does at the end of the Boulevard de la Croix-Rousse, just a ... More
Gros Caillou (Le)
This stone is more than just a curiosity, sitting as it does at the end of the Boulevard de la Croix-Rousse, just a stone's throw away from the Place Bellevue.. There are two stories.... one is a legend and the other is the scientific explanation. Legend has it that the stone is the heart of a legal bailiff which was turned to stone as a form of vengeance on the part of people who had been wronged by him. Geologists believe that the stone is a rock fragment left over from the Jurassic period which must have been left there during the last ice age. Everyone has their own explanation but whatever it is, it must certainly have been a surprise when they tunneled into the hill in 1890 to make way for the railway and found this great big stone!
The Musee d'Art Contemporain (Museum of Modern Art) was housed in the Palais des Beaux Arts for 10 years, and
in 1995 was transferred to the heart of the Cite Internationale. The museum has a large exhibition space spread ...
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 ...
La Tour, a well known bar restaurant, takes its name from the small tower, which houses a spiral staircase in
the inner courtyard of this admirable 16th century Renaissance residence. Dating from the late 16th Century, the entrance portal ...
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