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Location address: France, Rhône-Alpes
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The Place Sathonay is a square located in the 1st arrondissement of Lyon, France, at the bottom of hill of La Croix-Rousse, in La Martinière quarter. It was named after Nicolas-Marie-Jean-Claude Fay de Sathonay, mayor of Lyon from 1805 to 1812, as a tribute for all the importants works undertaken under his presidency. The square is currently the third largest square in Lyon and belongs to the zone classified as World Heritage Site by UNESCO. According to Lyon geography agrégé Jean Pelletier, it is “one of the most interesting squares of Lyon”, because of its harmonious proportions, its boundaries composed of buildings with beautiful 1920s facades, and its plantations, which brings “a charm tinged of poetry” and give it the appearance of a village square.