BASILICA OF NOTRE DAME DE FOURVIÈRE
Walk towards Vieux Lyon, crossing the Saône river at Pont Bonaparte. Continue straight, and you’ll find the funiculaire, or cable car, to go up to the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière. When you exit the funiculaire at the top, the basilica rises majestically before you.
After visiting the basilica, don’t miss the panoramic esplanade beside it with stunning views of the city below.
You can then either walk back down to the old town below (there’s a winding forest path starting near the panoramic esplanade), take the cable car, or head over to the Roman amphitheatre and ruins just a few minutes’ walk from the cathedral.
If you’re visiting Lyon in June or July, be sure to check out Les Nuits de Fourvière, an annual arts festival with theatre, music, dance, opera, and even circus performances from around the world held at the Roman amphitheatre.