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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  • There are a couple of ways to get here. One way is to walk up near the road, another is to walk up quite a few steps, a third is the funicular which was not working when I was there, and the fourth.....  more »
  • Fourviere Hill is a great place to visit. The Cathedral of Notre Dame of Lyon, the Roman ruins (i.e., the ancient Roman theatre) and the Roman Archeology Museum are located in the Fourviere Hill...  more »
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