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Lyon pentes Croix-Rousse, Cour des Voraces

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This famous courtyard, built in 1840, is known for its monumental floating staircase that serves six floors. The yard leads to 14a Montée Saint Sébastien and 29 Rue Imbert Colomès. The name 'Voraces’ comes from the canut weavers who held their meetings in the courtyard and were called the Voracious; they distinguished themselves by their republican insurrections in 1848 and 1849, the foundation of the first cooperatives, trade unions and mutual organisations.

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  • Title: Lyon pentes Croix-Rousse, Cour des Voraces
  • Creator: Historical-Cities.org
  • External Link: La Cour des Voraces

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