Place de la République
The Place de la Republic divides Republic street, one of the largest and widest streets of the city, in two parts. At its center is a large fountain. When you come from the Place Bellecour, the road out of the republic, and after a few meters you are in the square, at the height of Jean de Tournes Street. This place did not exist at the time of the medieval city. In this neighborhood built in the Presqu'ile, a part that is a tongue of land before we put together those rivers that are on each side, the Rhone and the Saone, there were not many seats. But in the second half of the nineteenth century, there was a policy of renewal and development of the city so far had built a bit like people wanted, and destroyed some houses to build this place.