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Fourviere Hill, Lyon

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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 on your holiday in Lyon, and find out what else Lyon has to offer, use our Lyon trip builder.
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  • Amazing panorama of the mountains and the city of sight! The heart of the city is flat, we don't miss any detail of monuments, key neighborhoods and buildings like the pencil!
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  • Spectacular view from Fourvière. In addition to the beauty of the village old and of them churches, the views of the city are simply wonderful.
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  • You have to climb as seen on the city I advise mount it with the little train and then walk down! Attention C is steep!
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