Lyon pentes Croix-Rousse, Gros Caillou


Historical Cities

Historical Cities

The Gros Caillou (the large pebble) was extracted and conserved during the construction work of the Croix-Rousse funicular (Croix Paquet) in 1862. It is extremely hard and compact, formed of Triassic metamorphic quartzite rock deposited from the Alps by a Rhône Glacier. It is a symbol of the CroixRousse.


  • Title: Lyon pentes Croix-Rousse, Gros Caillou
  • Creator: Historical-Cities.org
  • External Link: Les Pentes

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