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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  • Going up to Fourviere is well worth it, either via the funicular or by bus/taxi. There is lots to see: the Basilica (which is stunning inside and out) and the Theatre Romains of Lugdunum (Roman...  more »
  • We went to Lyon earlier this month. Fourviere Hill is an interesting location to go to but not a must see. The walk is good though and the view quite nice. Maybe we would have been more amazed on a...  more »

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