We use our own and third party cookies to improve your experience and our services. If you continue, we consider that you accept their use. You can get more information on our website at cookies policy[Open in a new window].

Close

The Eiffel Tower's little sister, built in 1894.

Add to my guide

Fourvière Metal Tower

Lyon from above

Designed by architect Eugène Collogne for the 1894 Lyon World's Fair, this 86-metre (282-foot) tower bears more than a passing resemblance to the Eiffel Tower, built just five years earlier. And like that famous tower for Paris, it has become an icon of this city, watching over it from atop Fourvière Hill (where, it's thought, it was meant to be a secular counterpoint to the basilica fewer than 100 metres (328 feet) away. It's especially noticeable at night, its lights visible from most points in the city below. Unfortunately, it is not currently open to visitors.



Your customised guide

Add files to start to configure your guide

Book your flight to Lyon
Consult prices and dates

10 tips to keep your hand baggage

Find out what type of packs are considered hand baggage and how to can change them so that they can go in the cabin with you during the flight.

Free download