The central fountain is quite beautiful. Bring your camera!
Almost 500 years of history
Located between Bellecour and Terreaux squares, this lovely Old Town plaza ringed by old buildings of different architectural styles dating to various periods in history is named Jacobins after a former Dominican monastery whose monks were so called after they went on a pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela (St. James being Jacobus in Latin). Now rectangular though originally triangular when it was built in 1556, one of its most notable features is an 1878 fountain created by Gaspard André, to which Degeorges added the main statues, of four Lyonnais historians.