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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  • Next to the Basilica of the homonymous hill is this belvedere. It certainly Deserves a stop. From here the gaze is lost to infinity. When we went on. Sky was clear and we were able to observe the Alps as well. I Recommend reaching the hill with the funicular. Round-Trip Price €3. Experience not to be missed.
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  • Absolutely made if you come to Lyon. This is the perfect place for souvenir photography. In addition, it is possible to walk to the Basilica and the Roman amphitheatre.
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  • The climb by the stairs is CERTE long but worth the shot. This allows to see the alleys and houses that are nice and arrived at the top is the Grail the view is just gorgeous. The opportunity to see the whole city and even a sunset for the bravest. Really to do.
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