Colline de Fourvière

Interesting
100m higher than Old Lyon, the hill is named after the Forum vestus, in the Roman colony, some of whose ruins survive. The forum occupied the site of the old esplanade of the basilica until its probable collapse in 840. The hill was abandoned as of the 3C then replantd with crops in the Middle Ages, it was used again in the 17C by religious orders (hence the nickname, given by Michelet: the Praying Hill). You get to the top of the hill by taking the "montées", winding staircases or dizzyingly steep streets.

Useful information

Address:

Place Fourvière, 69005 Lyon

Nearby tourist attractions

Parc des Hauteurs Parc des Hauteurs
Parc des Hauteurs
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Ancienne chapelle de la Vierge Ancienne chapelle de la Vierge
Ancienne chapelle de la Vierge
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Museum of Religious Art of Fourvière
Museum of Religious Art of Fourvière
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Observatoire de la basilique
Observatoire de la basilique
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Esplanade de la Basilique de Fourvière Esplanade de la Basilique de Fourvière
Esplanade de la Basilique de Fourvière
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Basilique N.-D. de Fourvière Basilique N.-D. de Fourvière
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