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April 14 2012 7 14 /04 /April /2012 10:08

Another interesting monument that overlooks the city of Lyon is the Tour métallique de Fourvière (lovingly referred to as the Eiffel Tower of Lyon by the locals) built between 1892 and 1894.   http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7123/6929915340_b3c3c92809_c.jpgLocal councilmen who wanted to build a secular monument to counterbalance the nearby basilica funded its construction.  During the 1914 World’s Fair, 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 372 meters, it is the highest point in Lyon.

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