Fourviere Hill is the site of a Roman settlement from 43 BC. You’ll see the ruins of a theater, baths, and even an Odeon that was once part of a thriving community on the south side of the hill. The Odeon is the site of a museum and often hosts concerts and performances. However, the hill is most known primarily as the origin of the Festival of Lights, which takes place in Lyon every year, as well as the Basilica of Fourviere and the two oldest functioning funicular lines. Most spectacular of all is La Tour Metallique, an extravagant metal tower, which exceeds the height of the Eiffel Tower, and nowadays is used as a television tower. Wander around the hill’s highest point for views of the city, mainly an enchanting view of Vieux Lyon (Old Town) directly below. To visit Fourviere Hill and other attractions in Lyon, use our Lyon visit app .
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  • Great place to discover Lyon seen from above, magical place for photos (view from top). Take a bit of height is within reach of everyone in the old Lyon. Ride friendly and free for family, friends, lovers. The place is legendary he leads on the imposing Basilica of Fourvière
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  • Highlight essential Lyon to explore weather history Lyon by its roofs! Access by historical or well for the bravest funicular (that's what we did: 1-departure station Saint Paul 2 - rise of the carmelites (wide on the left of the station staircase) 3 - take left 50 M after the end of the markets and you get.. .essouffles 4 - re) down by the gardens to find old Lyon and the tingling of the street St John.. .to soon
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  • A short trip on the funicular, and appear on the lookout. Really enjoyed staying in this place. Wonderful views of the city, a stunning Cathedral.
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Lyon’s nine districts surround the two major rivers running through the city: the Rhône and the Saône. The most scenic districts are Vieux Lyon (Old Lyon) and La Croix Rousse, where the city’s historic sites are located. Lodging in these areas is walking distance to these sites. Near the breathtaking Parc de la Tête, the Tête D’Or district offers a quieter option away from the city center.
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