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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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  • The charm of the small alleys especially between the top and the station saint paul: the high walls that when I was little I thought well hide secrets...
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  • View all Lyon. The Basilica is superb and well restored. Take a ride on the bridge of the 4 little known winds and very impressive. Between St jean and Fourvière heights Park is very nice and especially in the spring with roses in bloom
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  • Since we childhood I like this neighborhood overlooking the city it is exciting by its rich history district, by its Cathedral,... to discover by alleys we come either to take a beautiful puff of view of this beautiful city, or for its Cathedral, for culture or both depending on the time that you have beautiful must visit of Lyon
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