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Fourviere Hill, Lyon

Categories: Historic Walking Areas, Tourist Spots
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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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  • high place and tourism we're trying to get by taking the string old streetcar we visit the Basilica, the Roman Theater down foot except for the rise of the a bank in st George and St. John old gourguillon lyon we're trying to get a Plug and go to bed by being super tired but happy
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  • It was the painted bit tiring unn to climb... but I was with a friend... and the time is past... excellent view!
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  • Its a very stiff walk up but the Funicular makes it fun. Go to the free entry Amphitheater first then walk to the Cathedral and view over Lyon. 
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