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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.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good27%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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 3 days ago via mobile

At the moment the funicular railway doesn’t go here, so you will need to be prepared to do a little walking or take the shuttle bus. But do make the effort. Apart from the stunning views over Lyon that you can enjoy, the basilica itself...More

Thank cmasb
Reviewed 4 days ago

It is worth going up to the Basilique from one of the short-cuts although they are very steep but so picturesque. The Basilique itself is unusual in its unique architecture and colour, looking quite exotic and fancy on the outside. Inside is beautiful but I...More

Thank shantalashanty
Reviewed 4 days ago

It was a mightly long walk to the top but we made it and omg the views were outstanding, not to mention the inside of Notre Dame. A moment never to forget.

Thank Sheerena O
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It's a steep climb from Vieux Lyon up to the gleaming white basilica above the traboule. In winter you zig zag your way through sparse gardens preserving their energies for the impending Spring. But even in winter there is some colour with holly berries and...More

Thank janewaldock
Reviewed 1 week ago

Perched on top of the hill overlooking the city is this beautiful church. On a clear day, and we were lucky, you can see the Alps and the snow. Its most impressive feature is the mosaics all along the walls of the church. Unique in...More

1  Thank Loulwa_Kaloyeros
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the most beautiful cathedrals I have seen The decor is mind blowing Wall decorations are all done with mosaics as are the ceilings Exquisite,breathtaking. Well maintained and still used for masses We witnessed a mass and it was very moving Tip-take a taxi...More

Thank Elizabeth L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very beautiful architecture and impressive interior decorations. The most impressive is hthe location and the panorama around.

Thank danlucian
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The history of this place is fascinating and goes back such a long time. The lyonnaise people have such faith that they can be saved from so many calamities throughout the ages.

Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The architecture is absolutely amazing, a must when visiting Lyon. There is also a magnificant view of Lyon and a grea walk back down to Vieux Lyon.

Thank Andy R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I suggested take a taxi then go down We walked all the way from hotel Scrolling the city of lyon: it was fun till i drop my camera Ended up with 25000 steps. Love the view of lyon

Thank SolidDynamics
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