Add dates

Things to do in Fourvière

Our most recommended things to do in Fourvière

Lyon City Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus Tour

1. Lyon City Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus Tour

Choose a 1-day ticket for this Lyon hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus tour and discover the city’s landmarks and monuments. With 12 stops on the Green Line, you’ll be able to fully enjoy the sights of Lyon from an open-top double-decker bus. Hop on and hop off as many times as you like as you see the main attractions of the city, such as the Basilica of Notre Dame de Fourvière, the district of Vieux Lyon, the Halles Paul Bocuse with local products, or the Parc Tête d’Or to admire the most beautiful roses. Organize your itinerary any way you like at your own pace. The Green Line offers a 1-day ticket for the hop-on-hop-off bus. Green line stops: • Place Bellecour • Terreaux • Mur Peint • Palais de Justice • Vieux Lyon • Perrache • Musée des Confluences • Berges du Rhône • Théâtres Gallo-Romains • Fourvière • Parc des Hauteurs

Lyon City Pass: Public Transport & More Than 40 Attractions

2. Lyon City Pass: Public Transport & More Than 40 Attractions

With the Lyon City Card, the gates to France's second-biggest city are open! Save time and money while discovering its secret alleyways and magnificent museums. Visit 23 museums for free with your Lyon City Card, and make the most of 48 things to do and 25 discounts which cover the whole of Lyon's cultural offerings. You'll also get complimentary access to Lyon's public transport, as well as access to bike tours, visits to the Fine Art Museum, river cruises, and much more. Have fun! Museums and temporary exhibitions : • Priority access to Musée des Confluences • Fine Arts Museum of Lyon • OL Museum (football team) • Gadagne Museums: history of Lyon and puppets of the world • Modern Art Museum (open only for temporary exhibitions) • Contemporary Art Institute (only open for exhibitions) • Museum of Gallo Roman Civilization • Museum of Textile ( renovation till 2026) • Lumière Museum • Fourvière Museum of Religious Art • Printing Museum • Center for the History of the Resistance and Deportation • Little Guignol Museum • Museum of Cinema and Miniature • Tony Garnier Urban Museum • Museum of Henri Malartre’s Automobile • Gallo Roman Museum of St Roman en Gal • Ampère Museum • Electricity Museum • La Sucrière at pôle Confluence (open only for temporary exhibitions) • Doctor Mérieux Museum Marcy l’Étoile • Eccly - Espace Culturel du Christianisme à Lyon • Cultural Judaïsme Institute Visits and activities (depending on availabilities – check for times): • Guided walking tours by the Greater Tourism Office (reservation necessary) • A visit to the roof of the basilica of Fourvière (April-November) • Cruises on the Rhône and Saône Riviers with Lyon City Boat (April-October) • House of Canuts • Silk Museum (Soierie vivante) • Mini World priority access • Lyon City tram reduction Shows (limited number of spots, reservation advised): • Guignol Theater in Lyon • Compagnie des Zonzons (Guignol) • House of Guignol • Guignol theater Grand Hotel Dieu • Un Gone de Lyon (Guignol) • Planetarium Public transportation included: The liberty offer gives you access to Lyon’s bus, metro, funicular railway, and tramway networks. Valid for24h, 48h, 72h or 96 hours, depending on the validity of your card. Discounts with Lyon City Card: • Shows: National Opera of Lyon (except end of year shows), Célestins’theatre, Lyon’s theatre, theatre of Nouvelle Génération, Théâtre National Populaire, Maison de la danse, Comedie Odeon, Improvidence theatre. • Visits – tours: Cyclopolitains (tours by bike), guided bus tours, biked guided tours by Lyon City Bike, Lyon le Grand Tour, Fourvière France Aventures, Aquarium du Grand Lyon, Segway Tours, Léo & Go cars location service, Lyon Tuk Tour, Lyon City Tram, babysitting Marypop, Coddy Games urban escape game, Restaurant boat Hermès • Option: Vélo’v (rent a bike ). • Shopping • Galeries Lafayette Part Dieu: Services privileges: shopping bag and accompaniment by a personal shopper on appointment, 3 macaroons offered with purchase of 40 euros or more. • Printemps: Welcome champagne in the private area and privileged support by a personal shopper • Confluence Leisure Center: Special offers at 32 stores and round trip with the cruise ship • Hard Rock Coffee shop: -10% purchase of 40 euros or more and Onlylyon Hard Rock pin offered • The Village: One-day VIP pass offering VIP lounge reception, photo shooting, skip-the-line and welcome gift with preferential rate on private transport

Lyon: Day or Night Pedicab Tour

3. Lyon: Day or Night Pedicab Tour

Lyon is a particularly historically rich city and you will discover the magnificent district of Old Lyon through its streets, churches, and traboules (passageways). Your guide will tell you curiosities and about secrets places.  Begin your journey in Bellecour Square. You will see Old Lyon's most famous monuments of Fourvière, Saint-Jean Cathedral, and Pink Tower. Visit the most beautiful spots on the peninsula including Bellecour, Terreaux, Jacobins, and Célestins. Explore the famous painted walls.  Your guide will also reveal some secret locations. Head to a Renaissance district, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover Guignol House and the best panoramic views in the city in Saint Georges District. Journey through some of the 500 traboules in Lyon to the best traditional bouchon cuisine restaurants.

Lyon: Haunted City Exploration Game

4. Lyon: Haunted City Exploration Game

You are invited to discover the haunted places and stories of Lyon with an interactive city exploration app. You will be guided step-by-step to the cursed buildings where they carry out their eternal punishments while you learn all of their stories. Brace yourself and come explore Haunted Lyon, all with the help of your smartphone. Complete the tour at your own pace as there's no time limit, though around two hours is normally enough. Pause the game at any time, and restart whenever you want from the last place you visited. Each clue will lead you from one place to another, giving you exact directions, so you won’t need a map, a GPS or a guide. When you solve it and guess the answer, the secret story of that place is unlocked. Along the way, you’ll find horror stories that will give you the chills. Dare you go on this tour? If you are a large group, one person can purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group. All group members will be able to play the city game on their smartphone. Alternatively, each person can purchase their own ticket. You can play as a group and solve the clues together as you walk, or you can split into smaller groups/teams and compete against the others. Each person can also play on their own, separate from the group, and meet the group at the end.

Lyon: 2-Hour Panoramic E-Bike Tour

5. Lyon: 2-Hour Panoramic E-Bike Tour

Begin your tour with a 15 minute training session on how to safely use your e-bike. Then head out on a fantastic trip discovering the two must-see hills of Lyon: Fourvière and Croix-Rousse.  During the tour, you will stop at various points to admire views over Lyon. You will be impressed by the beautiful panorama visible from the hill of Fourvière, famous for its wonderful basilica dedicated to the Virgin Mary. You will also see a Gallo-Roman theater and your guide will describe to you the foundation of Lyon, called at that time Lugdunum.  Next head to the Croix-Rousse, well known for the silk industry, where the Canuts or silk workers once lived and worked. Admire the beautifully painted buildings which now make up one of the city's most unique and vibrant districts.

Lyon: City Highlights Self-Guided Audio Tour with App

6. Lyon: City Highlights Self-Guided Audio Tour with App

Explore Lyon like a local using an app with audio narration and excellent navigation. Choose which sights you'd like to see and let the app do the work by customizing a walking route for you. Stop at each landmark to listen to information provided by the app, learning about each area in depth. Immerse yourself in Lyon's fascinating culture and history thanks to this app. Visit iconic landmarks, including the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Lyon Cathedral, and many more. Best of all, steer clear of crowded group tours with strict schedules. Stop whenever you feel like it to visit each sight in depth or to taste the delicious local dishes Lyon is famous for, and enjoy a walking tour of this city at your own pace.

Lyon: Fourvière District Audio Guided Walking Tour

7. Lyon: Fourvière District Audio Guided Walking Tour

Explore a district known as the cradle of Lyon with its incredible ruins still standing. Let the district come to life with stories of its history automatically triggered by your location as you walk. Begin your tour on the Esplanade de Fourvière and its mini replica of the Eiffel Tower. Discover the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière, the symbol of the city, majestically placed on the hill. Stroll through sights like the Amphitheater and the Sanctuary of Cybèle. Use the app to go at your own pace, and take breaks whenever you wish. Hear fascinating facts about the district as your discover its heritage in this relaxed and informative way.

Lyon: City Tram Ticket and Old Town Self-Guided Walking Tour

8. Lyon: City Tram Ticket and Old Town Self-Guided Walking Tour

Explore the unmissable attractions of Lyon with a two-in-one experience that'll bring you to every corner of the city's most popular districts. Hop on a cute tram for an overview of the hilly Croix-Rousse neighborhood and take a self-paced excursion to the Old Town with a fascinating audio guide. Get aboard the city tram of Lyon to learn the history behind the Croix-Rousse area, formerly known for its silk-weaving industry, with the aid of an onboard audio guide. Come across the National Opera, the Gallo-Roman Amphitheater, and some vibrant street art. Stroll along the cobblestone streets and Renaissance homes of Old Lyon as you follow the GPS-based instructions from the downloadable phone app. Set your own pace to explore each little detail of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Begin your walk at the Saint-Jean Cathedral and discover the secret passages that link the area's quaint courtyards. Learn hidden secrets about the district and wander without the fear of getting lost. The integrated localization feature in the app will make sure you always find your way around.

Lyon: City Highlights Segway Tour

9. Lyon: City Highlights Segway Tour

Discover the streets of Lyon in a fun way on this guided Segway tour. Feel confident while you drive with the included safety briefing and tutorial session before the tour. Uncover the charm of the Old Town and be refreshed on a ride through Tête d'Or Park. Meet your guide at a centrally-located point in the Old Town (Vieux-Lyon) and learn how to drive a Segway before heading off on your riding adventure. Cross thorugh the red Bellecour Square, the city's main square. Zip along at high speeds on the banks of the slow-flowing Rhône river. Take in sweeping views of Lyon as your hair blows in the wind. Admire views of the old Hospital (Grand Hôtel-Dieu), the Basilica Notre Dame de Fourvière, and Croix-Rousse. After a few moments arrive in Tête d'Or Park's verdant oasis. Visit the botanical garden, see a part of the zoo, and go for a stroll along the lake before ending the tour with a stop in Terreaux Square to see its 19th century Fontaine Bartholdi fountain.

Lyon: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Ticket & Fourvière Self-Guided Tour

10. Lyon: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Ticket & Fourvière Self-Guided Tour

Explore all of Lyon's major landmarks in just one day with two fascinating activities. Ride aboard a hop-on hop-off bus with 12 stops all around the old historic district. Make the most of your stop at Fourvière Sacred Hill with a smartphone app tour of the area and its ruins. Board the green line city bus for a customizable experience. Marvel at the sights of Old Lyon with stops at Place Bellecour, Terreaux, the murs peints, Palais de Justice, Vieux-Lyon, Perrache, Musée des Confluences, Berges du Rhône, Théâtres Gallo-Romains, Fourvière, and Parc des Hauteurs. Listen along to the onboard audio guide for unique insights into the buildings you pass and hop off wherever you wish to. Don't forget to get off the bus at Fourvière for a magical stroll through history with your included self-paced tour. Download the app and begin your journey on the Esplanade de Fourvières. Gaze at the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière, majestically placed on top of the hill. Visit the Gallo-Roman Museum for a look at ancient objects from Lyon's Roman times and walk around the open-air theater. Take in all the staples of the Sacred Hill, such as the ruins, viaduct, park, and even a 19th-century cloister. End your audio tour at Place des Minimes, a historic square where Christian martyrs were beheaded during Roman times.

Available activities

  • Guided tours
  • Other experiences
  • City cards
  • Private tours
  • Water activities
  • Hop-on hop-off tours
12 activities found
Sort by:

Other Sightseeing Options in Fourvière

Want to discover all there is to do in Fourvière? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Fourvière

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 951 reviews

Well worth the cost. We experienced areas of the city we’d have never visited on foot. The recorded narration was educational.

Bus was brand new and the service was excellent. We enjoyed the trip. Driver and the crew was amazing. Do not missed!!!

Great way to see the city and all the major points of interest with a local! Worth it!

it was a great experience to be seated and audioguided through out the city

Such a great overview of the city and what it has to offer