The Croix-Rousse is a hill and a section of town in the city of Lyon, France. The nearly foot hill is closely associated with the early silk trade in Lyon as this was the place that canuts silk workers moved from the Vieux Lyon in the middle part of the nineteenth century. This section of the city was given the name Croix-Rousse, which translates as the russet cross, because of a reddish-brown stone cross that the Christians erected on the hill in the s. Today, this quarter is a popular tourist destination, not only because of historical highlights like the traboules in Lyon and the ruins in Croix Rousse, but also because of the market and shops , restaurants , and quaint cafes. The Croix-Rousse Market is a must-see if you get anywhere near this part of the city.
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