The word "terreaux" describes the old moats and medieval mud ("terre") walls that protected the town up ... More
Des Terreaux Place
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 was erected. It is the second most important square after Place Bellecour, as it is flanked by Palais Saint Pierre and the Hôtel de Ville (city hall). In 1892, the city council bought a statue from the famous sculptor Bartholdi (of Statue of Liberty fame) which Bordeaux had commissioned then refused.
In terms of gastronomy, Lyon is well known for its hot Sausage and Quenelles and everyone knows that the Guignol
puppet theater originated here. Now Lyon has another claim to fame its trompe lil painted walls. If you liked ...
Since 1803, Musee des Beaux Arts has housed premier collections and exhibition. Today it boasts more than 700 paintings, 300
sculptures and thousands of objets d'art, including antiquities, coins and medals. The ground floor houses the refectory and chapel ...
The Villa Gillet is unique space supporting research and dialog aimed towards promoting trans disciplinary perspectives on contemporary international culture.
For over twenty years, conferences, debates, round tables, symposiums, shows, lectures, literary events, book launches and performances have been ...
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