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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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Well worth the trip up to the top. Can either walk up or take a tram. Nice view. Highly recommended.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Well worth the trip up to the top. Can either walk up or take a tram. Nice view. Highly recommended.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I'm a hard core atheist, but this church is nonetheless a beautiful building. Especially if you walk up the hill on foot, you pass by very beautiful places with nice views over the city. The church itself has an amazing architecture, and the inside is very decorated and beautiful. The surrounding area is also quite pleasant with many parks and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

First the view of Lyon is just awesome from the church. We were so lucky to be there on a Sunday to attend mass. The inside is over the top, not to be missed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Impressive from the exterior but even more superb inside. The Basillica is easily accessed via the fenicule railway (as it is a very steep incline including very many steps to get there on foot. View from the top are stunning and the whole of Lyon spans out before you. Very well with a visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

the best place to see all the city . no paid to entre advice to walk down through park . you can found small restaurant to eat something

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Iowa City, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Awesome basilica build in 1800s. High on hill overlooking Lyon.. Nice little restaurants and bars around it mostly for the view.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This church is a relatively late arrival but the design and workmanship are wonderful particularly the wall and floor mosaics and the decorated ceiling. The views of Lyon from outside the church are extraordinary.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This is a byzantine style basilica built in the 1870s. It sits atop the high Fourvière Hill. Wonderful views of Lyon. It is open from 8 am to 6.45 pm. There were no lines when we visited, but it can get busy. The mosaics are inspiring and tell great stories. If you can find a guidebook or take the descouverte... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We have been in some of the world's finest religious buildings and this place qualifies amongst those. From the outside the architecture is different but magnificent. The view from it's grounds, Fourviere over Lyon is worth the journey alone. Then inside to the main Basilica with its incredible ceilings and walls before descending into the vast Crypt. We are not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

I have visited numerous churches throughout the world and this one is by far my favourite. The history of the place is touching - the lights at night in lyon are all switched off after midnight except for the angel on top of this basilique to symbolize the angel protecting the city. The detail inside is amazing and the presence... More 

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Address: 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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