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Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere

98 Place de Fourviere, 69010 Lyon, France
04 78 25 13 01
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Ranked #2 of 85 Attractions in Lyon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites
Description: 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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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Take the Funicular up to the top, then walk down after experiencing the glories of the basilica. You might get lucky, as we did, and happen on the Roman amphitheatre. Really good way to spend a morning. The view from the top is splendid.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

After recently visiting Paris, we would rate this above Notre Dame in Paris. Be sure to visit the upper and lower areas. Beautiful.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Recently went to Lyon on business and was recommended to go to the Basilique. Only time i could go was in the evening. Go after dark for stunning views all across Lyon well worth the trip to the top.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Absolutely magnificent. It's a great walk to get to the top, but get food before hand, spend the afternoon up there and enjoy a picnic around the ruins before walking over the the Basilique.

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Sits up on a hill, walked up from downtown. Another amazing church inside and out. The mosaic murals inside were very cool. From out side the view down to the city is unbeatable. Worth the trip up.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The church itself is beautiful, and the view up there is good too. Be prepared for a long walk up the hill, especially if the weather is hot. Use public transport to go up if you don't like walking.

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Akron, Ohio, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Since we didn't understand the very fast tourguide's descriptions we we were content to enjoy being in the upper level of the Basilique and the rooftop views were beautiful. The hike up the hill was quite a workout and it was a little confusing finding our way with limited signs, but well worth the effort.

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buffalo, ny
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Well worth the climb or the trip on the funicular. Beautiful church with stunning views of Lyon, and close to the Roman ruins.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The 'basilique notre dame de fourvière' is magnificent located at the top of the hill overlooking 'Lyon'. The 'basilique' itself is very beautiful and rich decorated. if you can, the walk down to 'vieux lyon' by the steps to the cathedral of St. Jean is recommended.

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Cocoa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

This is a gorgeous basilica. The interior is stunning with wonderfully spiritual artwork. The exterior is magestic

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