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Fourviere Hill, Lyon

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Historic Walking Area
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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  • a great view, a beautiful Cathedral, to visit especially at night if there is no fog or low clouds
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  • C is the place to be to overhang the city and discover its beauty and its scope. And if you come to Sunrise c is even more beautiful! Then n hesitate because this place is worth the visit!
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  • the view of Lyon from this spot is exceptional. Take the funicular, or climb the 1 000 markets, and admiez!
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