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Fourviere Hill

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This hill was the location of Lyon's original Roman settlement and...

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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The place to be to have a full overview of Lyon

Do not hesitate and take 1 or 2 h to take the 'funiculaire' and to have the best view of Lyon and to visit Fourvière Cathedral .

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Gilles C
Oullins, France
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Oullins, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Do not hesitate and take 1 or 2 h to take the 'funiculaire' and to have the best view of Lyon and to visit Fourvière Cathedral .

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a long way up. You probably think it's a long way up the stairs to your apartment when the lift's broken but that's peanuts compared with this hill. Significantly there was practically nobody else walking up. They had all taken the funicular railway inside the hill and were walking back down. Once you get to the top though... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I was happy to linger a good while at the Fourviere Hill viewpoint. It offers everything you can reasonably expect from a top-quality viewpoint – sweeping views of an attractive cityscape and landscape, a three-dimensional topographic display to help you identify the structures in sight, plenty of elbow room, and parking. Proximity to the magnificent Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Must do. This has good views of Lyon and the Alps in the distance. Don't just stay at the basilica but walk along the path to the cemetery for more views.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The view from this Hill is amazing. You can see a very big part of lyon from there. Obviously recommended especially for couples

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The place gives you a great opportunity to overlook Lyon and get a better understanding of how it looks. There's not much else to do here but it's worth the visit if you're in the Fourviere area!

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The view from the top over Lyon is a good way to start your visit to this beautiful city as it gives a true picture of not only the city and many reference points, but also the surrounding area. There is a map exhibit to assist what you are seeing. We came up in a coach which squeezed past the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great views from the top, and a nice stairway hike up. Glad we made the trip up, even without the funicular.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the first things i did at all after arriving at Lyon bus stop. The view left me absolutely speachless, the tram price to the top of the hill is totally reasonable. Definitely spot you can not miss when visiting Lyon.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The views on a clear day would be wonderful. The stairs leading to the view point are demanding, but well worth it

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