Lyon – France
The landmark of Lyon, Metallic tower of Fourvière, is a knockoff of the Eiffel Tower and not the other way around. Metallic tower of Fourvière was built a couple years after the Eiffel Tower was finished. It’s actually an exact copy of the third tier of the Eiffel Tower. So sad. I truly thought that the original design was in Lyon.
Another landmark of Lyon, Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière (Our Lady of Fourvière), overlooks the city next to the miniature version of the Eiffel Tower. The basilica looks quite impressive, but I have to say that the Lyonnais may have some creativity issues. Our Lady of Paris, also known as Notre-Dame Cathedral, is an iconic landmark of Paris. According to Disney’s documentary The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Quasimodo lives in the Notre-Dame in Paris, which clearly indicates that the Notre-Dame in Paris is superior to the one in Lyon.
In the photo, the building closest to river is Lyon Cathedral. I believe that none of the cathedrals in Paris have been named as Lyon. Finally something original!