La Place Bellecour is a large square in the centre of Lyon, France, to the north of the Ainay district. Measuring 312 m by 200 m , it is one of the largest open square in Europe, and the third biggest square in France, behind the Place des Quinconces in Bordeaux and the Place de la Concorde in Paris . It is also the largest pedestrian square in Europe: vehicles are allowed in Places de la Concorde and des Quinconces.
In the middle is an equestrian statue of king Louis XIV by François-Frédéric Lemot . Another statue, representing the Petit Prince and Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, is at the west end of the square. The square also has two pavilions, housing the tourist information office of Lyon and an art gallery.
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