Lyons is sometimes accused of losing its soul when trying to imitate Paris. Even if this is a harsh and unjustified ... More
Lyons is sometimes accused of losing its soul when trying to imitate Paris. Even if this is a harsh and unjustified criticism, the metal tower on Fourvière hill next to the Basilique de Fourvière is proof indeed. In 1893, 4 years after the Universal Exhibition in Paris, E. Colonge was given the task of building a replica of the Eiffel Tower in Lyons. This one is only 80m high and, like its taller sister, is now used as a television relay station. There used to be a restaurant in the lower part with a lift taking customers to the highest parts and enjoy the view. It is not possible to visit this tower.
The esplanade on the left side of the Basilica of Fourvière provides one of the best views of the city:
the Croix Rousse and the Terreaux district on your left, the rooves of Saint Jean lower down the hill ...
The church of Lyon's bishop, one of Gaul's most important, has been situated on the banks of the Saone at
the bottom of Fourvière hill since the 4th Century. Construction of the present building started in 1170 1180 and ...
The Villa Gillet is unique space supporting research and dialog aimed towards promoting trans disciplinary perspectives on contemporary international culture.
For over twenty years, conferences, debates, round tables, symposiums, shows, lectures, literary events, book launches and performances have been ...
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