Old Lyon is situated at the foot of the Fourvière hill. Fourvière represented the very heart of the old town, which explains the large number of Gallo-Roman remains jutting out from its slopes. The Museum of Gallo-Roman Civilization presents the history of Lugdunum. Today the hill is home to many ecclesiastical communities who have chosen to settle near the famous Basilique de Fourvière, whose imposing architecture looms above town. Don't miss the superb view from the Esplanade de Fourvière).