very easy to reach with the funicular, nice views of the city. You can go to the Church and also to the roman ruins.
Alright, you'll sweat your buttocks off climbing that hill from the old town to the cathedral at the top; but the reward is more than worth it! The view on the city can't be any better anywhere else than here; and the double-cathedral (two cathedrals stacked on each other!) is pretty amazing!
Once you reach the hilltop, the view of Lyon from there is breath-taking. However, I personally feel that it was not worth the dreadful climb up the million steps AND up the winding slopes in July's scorching heat (I went there at noon, too).
One of the best views over a city that I have ever seen in all my travels. The tram up to the church is something worth taking and then enjoy the magnificent view from this place. Walk down along a path just beneath the church - it's worth it.
Much like any other city view from elevation. t gives you an overall idea of the height of the hill and the landscape below. Su rise is quite beautiful to watch. It is a great running /walking opportunity to burn off some French calories, however there is the public transport option as well. While up there it is certainly worth... More
After a somewhat straining walk through the rose garden you have a fantastic view of the city. Use the funiculaire if you don't want the walk. Don't miss the roman theater and if you are there in summer make sure to get tickets to one of the many concerts.
I went there at sun rise [jetlag!] and it was gorgeous, but it's looking east, so I think going there at late afternoon would be amazing. I then went through the gardens of the Basilica into the old town, which was fantastic - the boulangeries were just opening, it was quiet and clean. A wonderful time to stroll around the... More
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