Des Hauteurs Park
+33 4 7277 6969 (Tourist information)
In 1900, the existing funicular was extended to the esplanade de Fourviere. A new line and an 80m viaduct were built between the basilique de Fourviere and the Loyasse cemetery to the West. However, a lack of passengers forced this line to close in 1937. In 1994, the city council decided to develop this long abandoned line and transformed it into a hillside park. The old rails and the viaduct have taken their natural place on this hillside park near the church commons. The railway line has become a footpath and the viaduct a unique observation point on the West side of the Croix-Rousse hill. An observation table will help you pick out Ile Barbe, Vaise and other landmarks along the river Saone.