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Colline de Fourviere, Lyon

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Colline de Fourviere 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 Colline de Fourviere and other attractions in Lyon, use our Lyon visit app.
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  • This area has three principal features. The Roman theater can be visited plus the nearby museum thereon. The Notre-Dame de Fourviere Basilica is not to be missed, its gleaming white visible from many....  more
    This area has three principal features. The Roman theater can be visited plus the nearby museum thereon. The Notre-Dame de Fourviere Basilica is not to be missed, its gleaming white visible from many....  more »
  • We were able to see a beautiful view of Lyon from right next to the basilica. It is worth visiting and taking some great pictures. 
    We were able to see a beautiful view of Lyon from right next to the basilica. It is worth visiting and taking some great pictures.  more »

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