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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 view of Lyon

It is worth it to come up to see Lyon because it is such a short ride from Vieux Lyon. You can see all of it at a glance. There is also a Roman Ruin right below within minutes of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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New York, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

It is worth it to come up to see Lyon because it is such a short ride from Vieux Lyon. You can see all of it at a glance. There is also a Roman Ruin right below within minutes of walk.

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Provincetown, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

With our second time to Lyon, we were very glad that we took the on-off bus that took us to the highest hill in the city. This hill offers commanding views of the city. While there you can not only enjoy this view, but walk over to the tower that is similar to the Eiffel Tower and also go into... More 

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Battle, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

A bit of a hike up the hill but well worth the view ,quite breathtaking ,check your walking route before you go with prams etc as a lot of steps involved however there is a bus up and down :-)

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Cairo, Egypt
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

For people who don't mind walking and climbing some stairs. During your walk you feel you are going through a sacred path... Very quite, very clean and flowers in every corner. There is a fantastic 5 stars hotel there ideal for honey moon. At the top you can visit the beautiful basilique of Fourviere.

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Lyon, France
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6 attraction reviews
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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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44 helpful votes 44 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
79 helpful votes 79 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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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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23 helpful votes 23 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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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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