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Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere

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Address: 98 Place de Fourviere, 69010, Lyon, France
Phone Number: +33 4 78 25 13 01
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Standing atop Fourvière Hill, this basilica, constructed in the late 19th...

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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Amazing Detail with great architecture

The cable car ride up to the church is unique and the church is amazing. Amazing detail with great architecture.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The cable car ride up to the church is unique and the church is amazing. Amazing detail with great architecture.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I don't really visit churches as most looks the same to me. BUT you must visit this one! I'm really in awe with the detailed mosaic in the interiors. Do take note of the Mass timings. I would say it's better to visit after 12.30pm. Take time to admire the stained glass windows, the walls, the domes etc. Visit the... More 

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In an underrated city, this church is a perfect example of the unique Lyon personality. The interior is beyond words and isn't justified by pictures. The view over the city rooftops and Mont Blanc on a clear day is also great,

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Climb up the hill and rewarded by gorgeous view and cathedral. Taking the Metro that exit straight to the cathedral can help you skip the climb.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Bit of a climb to get here but well worth the effort - there is also a wonderful statute here of a Black Madonna and Christ Child which is worth the climb alone

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A beautiful place to visit! Very calm inside where you can relax away from the busy city. The history behind it was also very interesting!

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It's stand on the top of the hill which you can walk up (20 mins) or take a funicular. It is the first city in the world that has funicular so I took it. With funicular, you will arrive just in the front of Notre Dame. Beautiful Basilique architecture and more beautiful inside the church. Moreover, you can see the... More 

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A great place to visit with a nice view on the city! Don t hesitate to take the guided tour proposed by the tourism office it really worth it s price!

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The second you walk in there's some sort of aurora about the place regardless of your religious or not. It's quite possibly one of the most peaceful and beautiful place I've seen, (plus it's free) ... you can happily light a candle for a Euro or two which I think is a nice thing to do. A must see if... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took an Uber to the top of the hill and walked around the Basilica. Both levels are quite pretty and the Pope JP2 statue is great. But the views of Lyon are spectacular. I only wish the signs for the Roman ruins were better because walking back up that hill once you realize that you missed a turn wasn't... More 

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