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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.Make La Tour Metallique de Fourviere a centerpiece of your Lyon vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Lyon itinerary builder tool.
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.
La Tour Metallique de Fourviere Reviews
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 »
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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