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Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere

8 Place de Fourviere, 69010, Lyon, France
+33 4 78 25 13 01
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Standing atop Fourvière Hill, this basilica, constructed in the late 19th century, has an ornate interior to contrast its grave exterior.
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  • Very good27%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
8 Place de Fourviere, 69010, Lyon, France
+33 4 78 25 13 01
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Reviewed 2 days ago

You are able to see all of Lyon from the overlook next to the church. Venture in to the church and make sure to go down to the crypt. Head over to the Roman amphitheater after the church.

Thank Megan C
Reviewed 2 days ago

The shrine is on the top of a hill overlooking Lyon, meaning that you get great views over the city. Inside the decoration is an example of the 19th century taste – not a single space without decoration. Probably for today’s esthetic is overcharged but...More

Thank Vitor A
Reviewed 4 days ago

Not only a beautiful cathedral, but offers an unmatched view of the city. Arrived at around 9 and had the entire place to ourselves, though there isn't any place open for breakfast nearby if you arrive that early. Nice walk or an easy train ride...More

Thank burberrytanqueray
Reviewed 5 days ago

A must see, probably the most impressive Basilica I've seen in all of France. The ancient Roman ruins are a stones throw away and not to be missed...

Thank jamesmebay
Reviewed 1 week ago

Accessible through the metro-elevator if you don't want to take a very steep walk, the Basilica is located at the top of the hill of Fourvière that dominates the city. The church itself is in tip-top conditions, with amazing details and mosaics. There's a bellavista...More

1  Thank ellecee2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can't miss it this outrageously pompous building towering over Old Lyon and you shouldn't even as it is not fulfilling the criteria of great architecture, but rather represents a conglomerate of different styles. The artistic detail is what deserves attention and the view from...More

Thank RGerman
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful basilique, inside and outside. going up using the old funiculaire, visit the basilique, admire the view on the whole city and then go back down in town through the gardens and the old district.

Thank Yohann1988
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have visited a lot if churches through Europe, each one has its own special feature. The mosaic tile images of this Basilique are amazing

Thank jmeyersforeman
Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautifully decorated church with amazing artefacts. Wonderfully carved outer walls and lovely marble steps gives this Cathedral such grandeur.

1  Thank Jill J
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was very impressed with the church. I took many photos throughout and enjoyed the square it was in as well.

Thank familyof6plusadog
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