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Magnificent walk

This is a ‘must do’ in Lyon. It’s a great walk and involves making a few stages at which you can... read more

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London, United Kingdom
Magnificent Views/Roman Ruins

The best view of Lyon catch the funicular and enjoy the views and walk back down through the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Bill C
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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.
Lyon, France
Terreaux - Bat D'argent
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a ‘must do’ in Lyon. It’s a great walk and involves making a few stages at which you can pause. There’s an interesting plaque about a resistance fighter who wa killed near the top. And on the way down, you can visit the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Reviewed 2 days ago

The best view of Lyon catch the funicular and enjoy the views and walk back down through the gardens.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Bill C
Reviewed 4 days ago

The title pretty much says it. Big cathedral at the top, well worth a visit. Big upgrading project in the area, so the restaurant right at the top was closed. Had to walk a few hundred yards downhill to find a restaurant. Easy to reach...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Bill J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Take a tour to get up here so you don't miss the history and current state of the area. The cathedral is glorious, particularly the stained glass, and even more so if you are lucky enough to catch a service with the choir singing. The...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Paul R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spectacular views back over Lyon, well worth getting up the hill. The best way we found of visiting was to get the funicular up the hill, but walk down through the gardens directly in front of the basilica near the hill viewpoint.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank adamt616
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are fit and energetic, you can walk from Vieux Lyon up the hill - but otherwise, take the funicular which is a fun experience. The church itself is beautiful, but not always open. Around the corner from the church, you get the most...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank charbias
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The cathedral is up here,but the most awesome thing is the Roman ruins.They are very well preserved and you can walk all around them . There’s s museum here too

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 641clivew
Reviewed 12 December 2018

Walk up (not that bad a climb) or take the funicular with your metro ticket. Great view along side of the basilica

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank chl0e48
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

This hill!!! lol offers many great offerings including spectacular views across the city! wear comfy shoes to climb walk or take the feniqular to the top by the Roman ruins and walk around!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ecossearthur
Reviewed 10 December 2018

This was a fun activity which led to other fun sights and seeing a part of the city that was very cool. Take the funicular!

Date of experience: October 2018
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18 March 2018|
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!
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.