Hôtel de Ville
Place des Terreaux
The centrepiece of the Presqu'île's beautiful central square is a 19th-century fountain made of 21 tonnes of lead and sculpted by...
Musée des Beaux-Arts
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Place des Terreaux · interesting places nearby
Hôtel de Ville information
The Hôtel de Ville, fronting the place des Terreaux was built in 1655 but was given its present ornate façade in 1702. When Daniel Buren’s polka-dot ‘forest’ of 69 granite fountains (embedded in the ground across much of the square) are on, join the kids in a mad dash as the water dances up, down, disappears for a second and gushes back again.