Du Rosaire Garden
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The most practical and least tiring way of getting to the basilique de Fourvière is to take the tram, known locally as the ficelle
from Saint Jean to near the Esplanade. There is also a rather long but more interesting way to discover the hill. Walk up Rue de la Bombarde to the Montée des Chazeaux and go into the relatively unknown Jardin du Rosaire garden which leads to the Esplanade de Fourvière. Of course, to get the best of both worlds, you can take the ficelle
up the hill and walk down through the gardens. The path that crosses the garden and leads to the Montée Saint Barthélémy at the basilica winds around the Stations of the Cross used by pilgrims. The best time of the day to walk up there is early morning or at the end of the day when wildlife is active: squirrels and buzzards are seen frequently here.