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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  • After the ascent of the stairs leading to the Basilica, I could breathe and relax enjoying the views offered.
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  • The most beautiful place in the city is on this hill. This place offers an exceptional view of the city. If you are in Lyon definitely climb the Hill.
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  • The Fourvière Hill has a panoramic view of the entire city of Lyon! This is a place of incredible beauty!
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