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Fourviere Hill

Lyon, France (Terreaux - Bat D'argent)
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Ranked #8 of 80 attractions in Lyon
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
Description: 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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Houston, Texas, United States
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63 reviews 63 reviews
21 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Do not attempt to walk up, unless of course you are a local and accustomed to steep uphill climbs! Rather, take the funicular up (best to take the one on the right that discharges you at the Basilica) and then walk down through the park on the side of this steep escarpment. Start at the lovely park next to the... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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143 reviews 143 reviews
25 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Taking the bus up the side of the mountain was well worth it. On the way up, we could see two ancient Roman arenas for drama and literature as well as a recent construction site that uncovered ancient wall art. At the top of the hill next to the church, the panorama was amazing. Able to see the Pencil, the... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Hmm, the hill is so beautiful that I didn't mind all the steps and they are many! The Funiculars Fourvière are absolutely perfect.

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136 reviews 136 reviews
51 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Well worth the hike up the hill, not only were the views spectacular, the roman ruins and basilica were supurb.

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Hereford, Arizona
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Appreciated learning about the famous individuals from Lyon and walking up and down the Fourviere Hill. Guide was excellent and answered all questions with facts. The highlight of the tour and area was witnessing the process of printing designs on silk and learning how the process works today as well as in the past.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The trip with the funicular was a first one for me. The chapel is right outside the station. The roman ruins and amphitheatre are now used for shows. Decked up with lights and sound system the place was being readied for some music show.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

After stopping at one of the Bouchon's for lunch I climbed up this steep Hill. It was quite a workout but was a great view of the city while at the top. It's cool to see Lyon from the top of the Cathedral and. It's like a mini "Le Sacre Coeur" and the mini "Eiffel Tower" stands right next to... More

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Tallahassee, Florida
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

There are beautiful views of the city and lots of history around and in the cathedral. We took the funicular up thank goodness. We did walk down and smiled at the people walking up.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

For the less energetic, use the funicular to get excellent views over Lyon and to see the Cathedral. There is also a separate funicular, starting at the same point to visit the Roman remains.

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Grand Cayman
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268 reviews 268 reviews
82 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Walk through old town and up the steps. Take in the view then walk down again. There are two sets of steps so if you feel energetic go up one and down the other. There's always the funicular! It's something you can do on your own without the tourists guides and the crowds.

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