The Fourvière neighborhood located up the hill from Vieux Lyon is a great place to wander and take in beautiful views. There’s a funicular from the Vieux Lyon metro station, or you can climb the 150-meter route on foot. Your reward is the Fourvière Basilica, a massive, 19th-Century, white marble church, whose eclectic design combines antique, classical, gothic, and Byzantine influences. Next door is a panoramic viewpoint, from which on a clear day you can see straight to Mont Blanc on the Italian border. One your way back down, take one of the routes that lead to the ancient Roman theatres, which date back to the ancient Roman city of Lugdunum. It’s remarkable to enter the amphitheatres and imagine the circus shows, gladiator battles, and dramas that the ancient residents would have watched here. Next door is the Gallo-Roman Museum, which does a good job of interpreting the history of the era.