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Fourviere Hill

Lyon, France
+33 4 72 57 15 40
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Extraordinary views

The perfect place for an eagle's-eye view of greater Lyon, from "Le Crayon" to the Confluence where... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2017
Nancy A
Eastport, Maine
Best location ever with an unbelievable view

We knew that there was a way of getting up to the hill, but we preferred walking. And i would... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2017
Crete, Greece
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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.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good34%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“roman ruins” (43 reviews)
“vantage point” (14 reviews)
“old town” (42 reviews)
Lyon, France
Terreaux - Bat D'argent
+33 4 72 57 15 40
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Reviewed 16 April 2017

The perfect place for an eagle's-eye view of greater Lyon, from "Le Crayon" to the Confluence where the Rhone and the Saone meet. Walk up to get a feel for the history of the city. The cathedral is also most impressive, well worth a visit.

Thank Nancy A
Reviewed 15 April 2017

We knew that there was a way of getting up to the hill, but we preferred walking. And i would suggest it, if you can because you will appreciate the view much more. It took us about 20 minutes to get to the cathredal and...More

Thank athena93bcn
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

There are few natural opportunities like those afforded by the cliff of Fourviere. Exceptional views of Lyon and close up enough to appreciate the details of the city and its layout. Behind the basilica is a super vantage point. So much history on the hill...More

Thank ChrisBiz1
Reviewed 10 April 2017

To feel the Romans atmosphere, you have to walk in the roman amphitheâtre, go to the top, to admire the beautiful view of Lyon.some days, you can see as far as the Mont Blanc. Relaxing, peaceful time, when you are there. Notre Dame De Fourviére,...More

1  Thank alain m
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Exactly what you expect. Picturesque views over Lyon, the cathedrals are beautiful and the Roman ruins and museum was great.

Thank timmmyyy
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

On the hill and beside the basilica, you can see all Lyon underneath. You can also see the rivers SAONE and RHONE drawing two horizontal lines and merging on the top right.. Wonderful place...

Thank Chad A
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Get the overview of Lyon, literally. The church on the hill is a central part of this great French city.

Thank SampleASample
Reviewed 24 March 2017

We weren't honeymooners, but there were lots of them taking in this view made for selfies. Came at sunset, were rewarded by a glowing Lyon stretched before us.

1  Thank AvuncularAmerican
Reviewed 23 March 2017

If the weather is sunny take the funiculaire to go up and see a panoramic view of the city. It is beautiful even though it is awfully crowded. Walk your way down to the old town, it is a nice walk.

Thank Ειρήνη Π
Reviewed 16 March 2017

this is a side benefit of touring near old lyon (vieux lyon)..the birds-eye view is not to be missed

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13 September 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.