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Best view of Lyon

We visited Fourviere Hill to see the cathedral and get an overall view of the city. We purchased a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jacko8212
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Bethesda, Maryland, USA
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Stunning Views

The view east over Lyon is stunning, especially on a clear day. Vieux Lyon, the Saone, Presqu'ilse... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
cgny1fwd
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Houston, Texas
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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.
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Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The hill is fantastic to visit because it’s the best view you can enjoy panoramic view of Lyon city. The Saints Mary Cathedral is very beautiful inside. The shop on the side is a good place. If you have time to walk down from the...More

Thank AnD1347
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Come up here via the funicular and enjoy spectacular views! Definitely worth it. The walk back down into the old town is good too.

Thank flash21
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went there with my family Best place to see in Lyon city, beautiful view on Lyon city. My suggestion is to walk from vieux Lyon to go up. I highly recommend this place to be visited.

Thank zingou
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing walk but also accessible by the funicular. We chose to walk the longer path with fewer stairs and got to see such beautiful views and sights along the way. What a reward at the top in visiting the Basilica.

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gleelamb
17 March 2018|
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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!
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bluewaveloose
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.
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