Esplanade de Fourvière
Place de Fourvière
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The esplanade on the left side of the Basilica of Fourvière
provides one of the best views of the city: the Croix-Rousse and the Terreaux district on your left, the roofs of Saint Jean down the hill, and on your right the Place Bellecour
. Panoramic signs point you in the right direction, but don't forget your binoculars! For those who are not put off by climbing 200 steps, a staircase takes you to the observatory right at the top of the basilica giving you practically a bird's eye view.