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Metallic Tower of Fourviere, Lyon

The 86 m tall Metallic Tower of Fourviere stands as a replica of the Eiffel Tower, completed in 1894.

The 86 m tall Metallic Tower of Fourviere stands as a replica of the Eiffel Tower, completed in 1894. Its construction was supported by anticlerical people in order to have a secular building as the highest point in Lyon, which it actually is with an altitude of 372 m at the top. It now serves as a radio and TV antenna and is closed to the public.


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About Metallic Tower of Fourviere

 Montée Nicolas de Lange, 69005 Lyon, France

 +33 4 72 77 69 69

 www.lyon-france.com

Metallic Tower of Fourviere and Nearby Sights on Map

Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière

The Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière atop Fourvière Hill is votively dedicated to Virgin Mary, patron saint of Lyon, for saving the city from several adversities – scurvy in 1638, the Black Death of bubonic plague that spread through Europe in 1643, cholera epidemic in 1832, and Prussian invasion in 1870

Parc des Hauteurs

The Parc des Hauteurs is located along the hillside between the metallic tower of Fourvière and the Loyasse cemetery, and offers great views towards the Monts d'Or and Beaujolais

Musée Gadagne

Musee Gadagne is home to Musée d'histoire de Lyon (Museum of Lyon History), and the Musée des marionnettes du monde (Museum of world puppets) which is centered around the famous Guignol of Lyon puppet character, an intelligent, brave and funny but impoverished man

Traboules

The traboules are a unique architectural feature of Lyon's historical buildings, largely influenced by Italy and especially Florence

Rue du Boeuf

Rue du Boeuf runs parallel to the touristy Rue St Jean, but is much quieter and just as beautiful

Musée Gallo-Romain de Fourvière

The Gallo-Roman Museum showcases ancient Roman artifacts and remains from Lyon's historic past, including sculptures, art, coins, pottery, mosaics, and a plan-relief of Lugdunum (ancient Lyon)

Place du Change

The Place du Change is the largest square in the area, and the old site of the drapery which was used in the 15th and 16th centuries by moneychangers

Rue Juiverie

The Rue Juiverie is a street of Vieux Lyon named after the Jewish community which originally settled there, but was expelled in the 14th century

Rue St Jean

Rue St Jean is the main thoroughfare of Vieux Lyon, part of the city's UNESCO World Heritage Site

Montée du Gourguillon

This picturesque montée (sloping street on hillside) starts behind Vieux Lyon metro station and ends quite close to the Roman theatres of Fourvière