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Equestrian statue of Louis XIV on the Place Bellecour, Notre-Dame de Fourvière Basilica, Lyon, France (UNESCO WHS)

The Place Bellecour is a large town square in Lyon, France, to the north of the Ainay district. Measuring 312 m by 200 m (62,000 m²), it is the largest clear square (i.e., without any patches of greenery, trees or any other kind of obstacles) in Europe, and the third biggest square of France, behind the place des Quinconces in Bordeaux (126,000 m²) et the place de la Concorde in Paris (86,400 m²). It is also the largest pedestrian square of Europe, the places mentioned above can accommodate vehicles, as opposed to the Place Bellecour.

In the middle is a statue of king Louis XIV mounted on a horse, made by François-Frédéric Lemot in 1825. Another statue, representing the Petit Prince and Antoine de Saint-Exupery, is located at the west end of the square.

Two pavilions are also on the square. The first houses the tourist information office of Lyon, the second an art gallery.

The square belongs to the zone classified as World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

白萊果廣場(Place Bellecour)是法國城市裡昂的一個大型廣場。大小為312米乘200米, 是歐洲最大的淨地廣場,沒有任何綠地、樹木 或障礙物。廣場中間是路易十四騎馬雕像。


References sources : wikipedia

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