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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    Maxime LMA (4 months ago)
    Confusing
    Gillian Playe (7 months ago)
    Nothing special, just a smaller version of the Eiffel Tower. Not really beautiful.
    Emmanouela Theodoraki (2 years ago)
    Looks like a miniature of the tour eiffel!
    Nida Kazi (2 years ago)
    Looks beautiful at night.. like a small version of Eiffel Tower
    Hagop Araklian (2 years ago)
    Nothing special, you will see while visiting the main Cathedral. They call it the Eiffel of Lyon. You can't go inside and go up. But a nice tower to visit while visiting the Cathedral or the Roman Theater.
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