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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.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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8 Place de Fourviere, 69005, Lyon, France
+33 4 78 25 13 01
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Reviewed yesterday

This church is so beautiful and is still an actual operating Catholic church. the architecture is stunning and the stained glass is very pretty. it is well worth the trip to the top of the "hill".

Thank 374walterb
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If there is a more spectacular cathedral than this I have yet to see it. It is stunning. The interior will take your breath away. There is easy access via the funicular railway. If you see nothing else in Lyon, see this!

Thank Barry S
Reviewed 3 days ago

Wow. Just wow. Do yourself a favour and go. Fantastic views from the outside, magnificent inside and the fact there is another church UNDERNEATH is amazing. Go!!

Thank purplescorp
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It's a marvellous place to visit, it's worthy going but pay attention I f you go on foot because there are three ways. The longer one with no stairs ,the medium with some steep stairs and zig zag paths and the shortest but hardest only...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

Late 19th century Basilica on the heights overlooking Lyon. Unique exterior architectural style. Impressive mosaics on the inside lateral walls. They are a little difficult to view because the gold pieces (halos, etc) reflect light and make the darker portions difficult to discern. It seems...More

Thank cgny1fwd
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This Basilique is in one word “beautiful”. Were you are in Lyon you always see this Basilique on the top of the hill. The inside is very well consumed. When you visit you can certainty spend a couple of hours in the Basilique and the...More

Thank Kenny V
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Have seen many churches, but this one is really special. The mosaics are really beautiful and the interior splendidly ornate. The view from the terrace over Lyon is also well worth the visit. Not to be missed.

Thank pja47
Reviewed 1 week ago

An amazing basilica. The detail both inside and out is stunning. Funicular tram from the river level to the hill top is short but sweet.

Thank Traveller2011563
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must visit in Lyon. Its an inspiration with both the inside and outside beautifully decorated and extremely photogenic. Don't miss the city overlook right behind the church.

Thank Walter S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s a monumental sight for visiting, great historical place. I think it’s a must visit when you stay in Lyon

Thank Oksana S
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September 25, 2018|
Response from Fabul0us1 | Reviewed this property |
Hi I’m afraid I’d never heard of it. The idea sounds absurd to me. Hope you find what you’re looking for 😊
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