Metallic tower of Fourviére

Lyon, France

The Tour métallique de Fourvière (Metallic tower of Fourvière), a landmark of Lyon, 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.

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.



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Founded: 1892-1894
Category: Miscellaneous historic sites in France

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Christopher Price (2 years ago)
You can get a very good view of this by going to the Notre Dame which is just next to it. I wouldn’t recommend walking. You can take the funicular up the hill for less than €2 (2022).
Kemal Can (2 years ago)
Why copying Paris ? Why would you not be original. Very ugly.
panagiotis dimitrakopoulos (2 years ago)
The Fourier Tower is an imitation of the Eiffel Tower that did not excite me. I do not think that this construction was necessary. It spoils more than it helps the image of the church of Our Lady of Fourier.
Gerard Moloney (3 years ago)
Worth a quick detour to take a photo.
Maxime LMA (4 years ago)
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