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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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very nice

Really liked it, the view was beautiful, Great views of river and City too.Great treasure full of history.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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Lahore, Pakistan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

Really liked it, the view was beautiful, Great views of river and City too.Great treasure full of history.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

We took the Visite insolite guided visit and enjoyed it very much. It is available only in French, but worth taking it even if your French skills are limited (our case). You miss most of the explanations, but get to see places that few other visitors get to see. We climbed to the top of one tower, visited the architect’s... More 

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LONDON
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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

We were blown away by this magnificent cathedral. Been to lots of churches across Europe but the interior of this one was the best we've seen. The ceiling and mosaics are glorious. Don't miss it whilst in Lyon!

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New York, New York, United States
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

This is similar to the one in Paris but smaller. It has nice glass windows and beautiful architecture. The cable car that takes you up is also quite cozy and quick. It is not as grand as the one in Paris. However, it gives you a nice view of Lyon.

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Provincetown, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

OK, this is a very nice cathedral that is in excellent condition. Inside the salon is bright and filled with light through all the stain glass windows. Beautifully designed with detail of all the sandstone columns, statues, and the tiled mosaics. I'm not a big religious person, but it is well preserved and beautifully decorated. Go in and enjoy the... More 

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I was there twice! Once I went up there on foot! Tiring but the church waiting for you up there and the view you can enjoy from there give all the satisfaction you need after the effort. 100/100!!

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This church is lavish to say the least. It is completely over the top but well worth seeing if not for the mosaics alone. Also the view of Lyon is unbeatable.

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Canton of Fribourg, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Europe has no shortage of massive, old, embellished churches, but I've yet to see one quite like this. The exterior is actually less ornate than older Gothic churches, and the interior is an odd mixture of architectural and decorative styles. Lots of gold...lots of it. Gold cherubs on the ceiling, gold mosaic scenes in the walls, and lots of color.... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Don't take a taxi or any transportation to reach the basilique, just climb the stairs and walk... Come on, you can do it... A fantastic walk till you reach the Basilique which is a piece of art. The fancy restaurant around it are excellent.

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Lyon, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I live in Lyon and i go there every saturday just to relax :D ITS AMAZING !!My family came to visit me and they were really impressed !! They told me that Lyon was a wonderful city... and it really is ! i am very lucky !

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