Parc des Hauteurs (transl. Heights Park) is an urban park on Fourvière hill in Lyon, France. It encompasses the public spaces between the basilique de Fourvière and Loyasse cemetery.
Throughout the 20th century, urban planning documents mention various projects for Fourvière hill. In 1906, architect Sined suggested building a park on the hill to remedy the shortage of parks in Lyon. In 1924 Camille Chalumeau suggested building a circular boulevard to take advantage of the panoramic views from the sight. After a landslide killed 39 people in 1930, construction on the hill was banned. Afterwards, there were several proposals to build a park, including by architect Giroud. He proposed the creation of a vast urban park between place Saint-Jean and the basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière. Between 1930 and 1950 the Théâtre antique de Fourvière and the Odéon Antique were uncovered, after witch the city acquired the lands in the area. The archaeological park was created and several buildings were destroyed to improve access to the hill.
|Monday||7:45 AM – 7:15 PM|
|Tuesday||7:45 AM – 7:15 PM|
|Wednesday||7:45 AM – 7:15 PM|
|Thursday||7:45 AM – 7:15 PM|
|Friday||7:45 AM – 7:15 PM|
|Saturday||7:45 AM – 7:15 PM|
|Sunday||7:45 AM – 7:15 PM|
Stef Schweiz | Jan 8, 2018
One of the most beautiful place to visit in Lyon
karo sedighiani | Sep 10, 2017
Nice view of the city can be seen from there.
C Baldwin | Mar 8, 2017
Great little park for meandering up to the Cathedral.Lots of flowers and an excellent view of the city!
omonon janny | Feb 12, 2018
Joel Frugier | Aug 14, 2016
The place you have to go to discover Lyon at your feet. Depending of weather conditions the Alp mountains add to your experience.
Bob Daniels | Apr 7, 2018
Unusual views of the Basilqua. The rose garden will be great in season
Epaphrodite Nsabimana | Mar 16, 2018
Katie Luxmoore | May 30, 2018
Very pretty, very steep. I had a thoroughly enjoyable walk down. Nice and shaded and quiet. Feels secluded.
Maxime Billy | May 29, 2018
Geekette Bits Great Bits, Tasty Bytes | Jun 27, 2018
You can walk down the hill through the beautiful rose and orchard gardens. It’s very steep, paved, and there’s stairs that cut through the winding roads. Once out of the garden you can still walk down another very steep set of steps. When entering the garden you can choose to go left to the orchards and right to the roses. We did left and saw beautiful hydrangeas. Nicely covered and cool.
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