One of the many things that I was looking forward to for this Lyon trip is to visit the Fourviere which is the highest point of the city. Fourviere is a district in Lyon which is also called as the “hill that prays” since you can find a lot of religious buildings like convents, monasteries, chapels and of course the very famous Basilica of Fourviere – the symbol of the city. It is serviced by the world’s oldest funicular lines but of course you also have the option to go up there by your own car or if you’re fit and energetic, on foot. I prefer the funicular lines though. :p
The interior of the Basilica is extravagant with mosaics and stained glasses. The details on the wall and ceiling of this church is just amazing, I sat inside it for a few minutes just to admire the artworks all around me.
The Fourviere also gives you the most amazing views of Lyon. There were a lot of art students all over the place who were either taking photos or sketching the picturesque view in front of them.
Once you’re done with all the walks and exploring around, you may have your late breakfast at the cafe beside the basilica just like what I did. 🙂