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Fourviere Hill

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Address: Lyon, France
Description: This hill was the location of Lyon's original Roman settlement and still...
This hill was the location of Lyon's original Roman settlement and still is home to ancient ruins from that era.
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Great views

Super place to start a tour of Lyon. The views give you your bearings and its a lovley walk down to the old town.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Lyon, France
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Super place to start a tour of Lyon. The views give you your bearings and its a lovley walk down to the old town.

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Lake Tahoe (Nevada), Nevada
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13 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

There are many sights to see while you are here. The cathedral is a marvelous work of art and is worth the trip itself. My favorite was the view of Lyon. Unfortunately it was not a clear day, but still what an astonishing view of Lyon. There is a cafe next to the cathedral with outdoor seating which was enjoyed... More 

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Ferney-Voltaire, France
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16 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Go there on a clear day - you don't have to go up all the stairs! Take the funiculaire!!!!! Much easier and fun. Then find the basilic and go to the side of it and THERE - you will have a gorgeous sight of Lyon. When you decide to go down the hill, you can take the trip through the... More 

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Castiglione Delle Stiviere, Italy
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123 reviews 123 reviews
76 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This one is really a must see!!!! Let alone the fact that there is a beautiful church sitting on top of it, but the views are just simply spectacular!!! Great spot for making photos 😄

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Fort Myers, Florida
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47 reviews 47 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

It's a hike to get to the top of the hill - don't start the climb unless you're truly prepared to climb what seems like an endless series of stairs. With that said, the view from the top is definitely worth it and a perspective of Lyon you won't be able to get any other way.

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Hyderabad, India
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

There are few things that make the soul of lyon, and one of them is this hill, along with the basilica and the ruins its the symbol of Lyon....If you have just one day in Lyon you must start from bellecour-fourviere-basilica-ruins. You will not regret it and certainly the view is beautiful!

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Aleppo, Syria
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Easy to get to, brilliant view of fouviere Hill and there are other things to see around the base , different attractions,

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Parma, Italy
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40 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Beside visiting the church, you can relax on a balcony and also have a drink, while looking at the whole city below you. Look at the buildings of the Prresqu'Ile, and on a clear day you will see the snow in the Alps (some say the mont Blanc is visible)

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

The only place in Lyon from where you can prove it's second city in France! On a sunny winter day in peaceful solitude explore ancient Lyon from above!

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Nice, France
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11 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Taking the funiculaire up the mountain you find a beautiful view of Lyon in front of your feet. The church is really worth an indoor visit as well.

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