Stroll to Fourvière in the heart of old Lyon

You will be immersed in the heart of the historic city of LYON, formerly called LUGDUNUM and classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Walk on the Fourvière hill, dominating the confluence, with a view that goes as far as the Alps, it is the historical center of Lugdunum. Founded by the Romans a few years after the conquest, in 43 AD, Lugdunum is at the head of the largest province of the three Gauls, the Lyonnaise. It is also the political and religious metropolis and the economic capital of Gaul. The city extends over more than 300 hectares, on the hills of Fourvière and Croix-Rousse and in the peninsula, between the Rhone and Saône.

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Duration: 2 h.

Funicular of Lyon

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Funicular of Lyon
The starting point of our walk is the funicular to be taken at the Vieux LYON metro station in the direction of Saint-Just, stop at the Roman theatre.

Gallo-Roman Theatre

Gallo-Roman Theatre
In the middle of the 20th century the remains of two Gallo-Roman theatres were excavated and restored. For a decade, a multidisciplinary festival (theatre, music, cinema, dance) from June to July brings the site back to life (Les nuits de Fourvière).

La Sarra

La Sarra
At the exit of the Theatre, turn left and take the first right (rue Pauline Marie Jaricot). A footbridge is accessible in front of the Loyasse cemetery.

Parc Aventures

Parc Aventures
FRANCE AVENTURES offers tree courses with several levels of difficulty and accessible to all from 2 years old ( piste de la sarra / place de 158éme régiment d'infanterie 69005 LYON ).

Footbridge of the heights

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Footbridge of the heights

Panoramic view of LYON

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Panoramic view of LYON
The Basilica of Fourvière offers a breathtaking view of LYON between the Rhône and Saône rivers.

Rosary Gardens

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Rosary Gardens
Created by the Fourvière commission, between 1857 and 1864, as a way of the cross, then as a way of the rosary, that is to say a route marked out by small oratories intended to guide the recitation of the rosary.

Rosary Gardens

Rosary Gardens
Its winding path offers views of the city through groves, hydrangea beds and old rose gardens.

Rosary Gardens

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Rosary Gardens

Montée des Chazeaux

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Montée des Chazeaux
Descent of the stairs leading to rue du Bœuf.

The big Traboule

The big Traboule
This long traboule, which winds through four buildings and four different courtyards, allows the passage from the rue du Boeuf to the rue Saint-Jean.

Place de la Basoche

Place de la Basoche
The Vieux Lyon district is the oldest built-up area in the city. The Place de la Basoche located in the heart of this remarkable district is a recent public space.
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