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Things To Do in Lyon: Enjoy the views from the Fourviere.

June 11, 2013

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

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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.

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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.

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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. πŸ™‚

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22 Comments

  • Reply Cathy (MummyTravels) April 28, 2016 at 18:26

    What incredible views. I keep reading posts tempting me back to London and this is definitely another addition to my list. #citytripping
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  • Reply Elizabeth (Wander Mum) April 20, 2016 at 20:45

    What a beautiful cathedral and stunning views – I’m not surprised it was being drawn by art students! Love your photos. I think Lyon is going to make it onto our France itinerary pretty soon!

    • Reply Pinay Flying High April 21, 2016 at 14:03

      It’s a beautiful city which I’m sure you’ll love. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Emma Raphael April 20, 2016 at 15:44

    Stunning pictures! The interior of the Basilica is just incredible, and that last picture made me very hungry! πŸ˜€ #citytripping

    • Reply Pinay Flying High April 21, 2016 at 14:04

      Lol. Sorry for making you hungry but that’s always what I feel when I see food photos myself. :p

  • Reply Tanja (the Red phone box travels) April 19, 2016 at 15:30

    really spectacular views! #city tripping
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  • Reply Caro November 6, 2015 at 19:32

    great post and photos of one of my favourite cities!

  • Reply Christy Swagerty November 6, 2015 at 15:12

    LOVE these photos! Reminds me so much of my day on that hill without a great camera. Thanks for posting and linking up with #AllAboutFrance!

    • Reply Pinay Flying High November 7, 2015 at 14:28

      Without a camera? Oh no! But I’m sure its beauty is etched on your memory even if you don’t have photos to remind you of it. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Girl Gone Gallic November 5, 2015 at 20:51

    Great photos of La Fourviere! I also love the hidden passageways that can be found in old town Lyon (called “Les Traboules”).

    • Reply Pinay Flying High November 7, 2015 at 14:29

      I was going to take a tour of Les Traboules but it got cancelled the last minute. πŸ™ I was told that it’s best to explore that area with an experienced guide. Next time hopefully.

  • Reply Phoebe @ Lou Messugo November 5, 2015 at 14:14

    Lovely photos of Lyon, the view from Fourvière is one of my favourites. And inside the basilica is something amazing too. Thanks for linking up to #AllAboutFrance, great to have another lover of France join in!
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  • Reply Michelle JR June 13, 2013 at 15:40

    Gorgeous post – these pics are fantastic.

  • Reply Anna June 11, 2013 at 18:49

    You’ve taken such nice pictures of a special place. I found it very different from all the other French places I’ve visited.

    • Reply Pinay Flying High June 12, 2013 at 00:38

      Thank you for the compliment. It always surprise me when the photo turns out good. πŸ™‚

      Well, I have only been to Paris, Strasbourg, Nice and Lyon and none of these cities look the same. Which is probably why I started to love France now. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Pride in Photos Photography June 11, 2013 at 16:56

    What a spectacular place…

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