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Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere

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Address: 98 Place de Fourviere, 69010 Lyon, France
Phone Number: 04 78 25 13 01
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Description: 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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Lovely Basilica

Beautiful, Most interesting mosaics, walls and ceilings. Funicular to get there was easy connection from subway and nice views over Lyon.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Beautiful, Most interesting mosaics, walls and ceilings. Funicular to get there was easy connection from subway and nice views over Lyon.

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St. Albert, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Words cannot even describe how amazing this basilica is. We were in awe the second we walked in. It is very beautiful and spiritual and worth a visit. Take the funicular up - it's quite neat.

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Monkstown, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

I would recommend walking up from the metro at Vieux Lyon. Its about 17 minutes and perhaps 400 steps. However if you're able to its well worth it, and you can detour through the gardens on the way up. The basilique is beautiful, however there are many others that are more outstanding. It maybe the most stunning in Lyon, however... More 

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Old Colwyn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Stunning church that dominates the skyline, beautiful inside a treasure. Great information inside and lovely restaurant outside great views of the city.

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Cork, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

One never knows what to expect inside a church with such a spectacular exterior. This is no exception but it's well worth a visit. It reflects the exuberance of the people of Lyon after they felt protected by divine intervention but while the ornamentation is on its own a wonderful work of art, it is also a coordinated prayer shawl... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Astonishingly beautiful place. You take the funicular up from the town, which is fun anyway, and then the views are amazing. But inside is more amazing still - go and see for yourself :-)

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Read the history behind the basilica before you go- it will make the beautiful basilica even more inspiring and meaningful. Then read all the plaques giving thanks for prayers answered in the Chapel of Mary.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

The most beautiful church i have seen to date (and ive traveled to Rome, Paris and plenty of other places!) A MUST-SEE for anyone visiting Lyon. the view from up there is spectacular and the church itself is breathtaking. The ride up the hill is also pleasant in the funicular.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

gorgeous Basilica with an awesome view of the city. the interior is stunningly gorgeous, with incredible mosaics lining the walls.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Beautiful Basilica , with wonderful views of the City below . There is a Cafe on the side that serves good food , and cold drinks, where you can enjoy the view also

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Address: 98 Place de Fourviere, 69010 Lyon, France
Phone Number: 04 78 25 13 01
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Rhone-Alpes  >  Rhone  >  Lyon

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