La Tour Metallique de Fourviere, Lyon

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The Tour métallique de Fourvière, a landmark of Lyon, France, is a steel framework tower which bears a striking resemblance to the Eiffel Tower, which predates it by three years. With a height of 85.9 metres and weight of 210 tons, the "metallic tower" was built between 1892 and 1894.
During the Exposition universelle of 1914 in Lyon it had a restaurant and an elevator capable of taking 22 people up to the summit. Although used as an observation tower until November 1, 1953, nowadays it serves as a television tower and is not accessible to the public. At 372m, it is the highest point in Lyon.
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  • Upon arriving (by funicular railway from Vieux Lyon) at Fourviere Hill we soon spotted the mini Eiffel Tower (somewhere that we were just a few days previously) – however, this tower was built three.....  more »
  • It is a much smaller version of the Eiffel but still interesting to see. Unfortunately you can not go inside or go to the top. It would not be worth a visit just to see it. However if you leave...  more »
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  • Nothing special, you will see while visiting the main Cathedral. They call it the Eiffel of Lyon. You can't go inside and go up. But a nice tower to visit while visiting the Cathedral or the Roman Theater.
  • Looks beautiful at night.. like a small version of Eiffel Tower

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