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Mesmerising Views!!!

Easily combined visit with the Basilica of Lyon!!! The most mesmerising views of the city!!! Highly... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Burnham, United Kingdom
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Wonderful way of seeing Lyon

Provides wonderful views overlooking Lyon, and the rivers. Access by walking or funicular... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wendy B
Sydney, Australia
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This hill was the location of Lyon's original Roman settlement and still is home to ancient ruins from that era.
Lyon, France
Terreaux - Bat D'argent
+33 4 72 57 15 40
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All reviews roman ruins vantage point old town funicular railway walk up entire city cable car panoramic view walked down worth the climb notre dame worth the effort by foot sunny day worth the trip nice walk beautiful city
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The view of Lyon itself is not worth a lot; but if you combine it with a visit to the church up there - then it is worth a tour. Take the metro ;-). It is pretty easy to walk down.

Thank Anders A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Easily combined visit with the Basilica of Lyon!!! The most mesmerising views of the city!!! Highly recommended!!!

Thank mr_rubenschmidt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Provides wonderful views overlooking Lyon, and the rivers. Access by walking or funicular. Beautiful views.

Thank Wendy B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Make the effort to get to the top, we cheated and took the furniculare, as it gives one a great overview of this charming city.

Thank Padraig L
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Fourviere Hill to see the cathedral and get an overall view of the city. We purchased a round-trip ticket on the funicular from old Lyon and walked around for an afternoon taking in the sights. The cathedral, although built in the late 1800’s,...More

Thank jacko8212
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The view east over Lyon is stunning, especially on a clear day. Vieux Lyon, the Saone, Presqu'ilse, the Rhône, and then eastern Lyon are kind of like the New Yorker cover looking west from the east side of Manhattan. Lots of things to see on...More

Thank cgny1fwd
Reviewed October 10, 2018

Ride up to the top of the hill on the funicular. Take in the view after visiting the Basilica and other hilltop sites. The view is spectacular and great for photographs. You get a feel for the size of Lyon, France's 3rd largest city. Of...More

Thank Walter S
Reviewed October 5, 2018

There are a number of features to see if you visit Fourviere hill. There are the roman amphitheatres and the accompanying Roman museum with really great mosaics. There is the Basilica which is in fact two churches in one, upstairs very grand downstairs rathe austere....More

Thank David S
Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

Taking in the magnificent view on Fourvière hill you can see the great expanse of Lyon below - a reminder that spread before you is the second largest city in France- only surpassed by Paris. Much to see and also recognizing the gourmet experience of...More

Thank 214sasha
Reviewed October 1, 2018

The big attraction up here, of course, is the Basilica of Notre Dame de Fourviere, but it offers a great view of the city. There are a lot of church-related places, like monasteries and convents, plus residential areas. You can also see Roman ruins of...More

Thank Myrna F
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March 17, 2018|
Response from MistyCat_8 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry we didn't eat up there but you can easily get the funicular down to the old town only takes 10 minutes or so where there are dozens of restaurants!
September 13, 2017|
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Response from nonsailing123 | Reviewed this property |
Same answer as above as it`s quiet steep but if it folds you can fit it on the funicular. Good luck.