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.
Montée Nicolas de Lange, 69005 Lyon, France
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Metallic Tower of Fourviere and Nearby Attractions on Map
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Marche Saint-Antoine(0.7 km)
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