Lyon - Fourvière Hill – Romans and Religion on Top of the City

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Fourvière Hill – Romans and Religion on Top of the City

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(31 reviews)
Fourvière Hill, Lyon, France
45 mins

About the tour

Lyon has been inhabited since the earliest times, but it is in 43 B.C. when the city was established by the Romans, under the name of Lugdunum. On this tour, your guide will take you for a walk within the Roman theatre ruins; you will start from the stage and climb up to the top floors to admire the view of this fantastic structure. Locals refer to this part of the city as "the hill that prays" since it has always been home to various religious establishments. One of the most well-known among those is the Fourvière Basilica, which represents Lyon's inhabitants' strong attachment to the Virgin Mary. Eniko can take you inside this magnificent church decorated with huge mosaic murals to admire the beauty of this 19th-century structure with some luck. Your guide will take you behind this magnificent church to have a beautiful view over the city at the very end of the tour.

Meet Eniko


A devoted tourism professional, Eniko's broad international experience includes teaching, translating, and developing tours in a number of countries in addition to directing her own company. Most importantly, though, she remains an ever-curious traveller. She loves peeking behind half-open doors, chatting with locals, and sharing le joie de vivre. She is passionate about exploring her adopted country, France and enthusiastic about showing around her favourite neighbourhoods in Lyon, Languedoc and Provence. Having lived in France for several years, she knows what is best to see yet can still view it with the eyes of a visitor.

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Lyon with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Lyon. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Barb P.

06 May 2021

I thoroughly enjoyed Eniko's Lyon tour. It was fascinating to see a Roman theatre from 43 BC. The Basilica was stunning. Thanks for taking us inside!

Ana O.

06 May 2021

Very enjoyable tour and an outstanding guide. Worth seeing!

Christina D.

05 May 2021

Excellent from a guide who knew her subject and made it very interesting - more of the same please

Sharon (N London) E.

05 May 2021

This was an excellent tour around several sites in Lyon. The information was clear and very interesting and there were several postcard opportunities. Eniko certainly sold Lyons to me and it’s a city I now want to visit, having driven through it on several occasions on the way south. Next time I will be stopping!

Viola K.

05 May 2021

Well done. I enjoyed your descriptions and pictures. Thanks.

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