Fourvière is a hilltop district in Lyon that overlooks old Lyon and the Saone River, with magnificent city views. It's where the Romans created the ancient city of Lugdunum, in the year 43 BC. To climb up to Fourvière, you can go behind the Saint Jean Cathedral and take the stairs up to the Basilica of Fourvière, or you can take a funicular train (two different lines) and it's the world's oldest operating line. On top of the hill is the Fourvière metal tower, one of the city's most emblematic buildings, built to rival the Eiffel Tower, but it doesn't come close. However, since Fourviere is the highest point of the city, the elevation of the tower is higher than that of the Eiffel Tower and it serves as a TV antenna for the entire region.