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Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere

8 Place de Fourviere, 69005, 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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  • Average3%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
8 Place de Fourviere, 69005, Lyon, France
+33 4 78 25 13 01
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Reviewed yesterday

Hands down my favorite church. I can't explain the feeling walking through the doors. It is amazingly overwhelming. Lets start with the architecture. The details of every tile, every arch, every statue it is breath taking. Then just the history, the lives, the stories, that...More

Thank MsMustard
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

On the outside, the exterior of the church is a strange melange of styles. Inside, you'll experience a unity, created by beautifully colored Mozaiks.

Thank rgrol
Reviewed 4 days ago

We visit here in day time and night. We feel that it is more beatiful in the night. Inside also is very nice.

Thank J F
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Even if you have only a short time, worth a visit, very impressive both externally and internally. Excellent view over the city of Lyon from a viewing platform at the end of the small road on the right hand side of the cathedral, great for...More

Thank JPKMelbourne
Reviewed 6 days ago

Worth the walk ... as you pass so many cafe's restaurants and boutique shops to get there .;.. then there are the Roman ruins within 200mtrs of the Basilique ...

Thank cedricltnz
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We walked up to explore (only about 10 minute walk, but steep, you can also take the funicular). It’s got quite the curb appeal! Absolutely stunning. You can enter (no admission, but places to make a donation) and it’s just as remarkable inside. The stained...More

Thank Kiara S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice piece of history, great views over Lyon. Have a look in the crypt too. No cost to enter. Only fairly recent and not ostentatious.

Thank therudies86
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We could see this on the hilltop from most of Lyon so were keen to visit. As with most things in Lyon it was free entry. the main Church was beautiful but the stunning and very large crypt was a revelation. well worth a visit...More

Thank Pollythecatwoman
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Basilique Notre Dame de Fouviere on our Trafalgar Bus Tour and what a treat it was to see such a beautiful church. The intricate sculptures are incredible. The inside paintings and stain glass is a site to be scene!

Thank Fourby4
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a beautifull attraction!. Very expensive to have a drink or to eat! Magnificant view through out the City

Thank joanlamme
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