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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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  • Best view of lyon. Best to go both in daylight and night time to see how Lyon transforms. Don't forget you're camera 
  • If you go through the city, you see for that the Basilica is very high. That is why this viewpoint also so beautiful, you can be really very near distance vision in fine weather.
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  • Is this viewpoint which gives a beautiful view over the city, exit the Cathedral of Fourviere and a few meters is located here.
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