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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 1 week ago

This is a very beautiful church and the mosaics and ceiling are amazing and the view over Lyon is amazing as well. You can either take the tram or walk up. Its very easy to reach from old town

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Moko2000
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth taking the funicular to Fourviere. Interesting history, spectacular view of Lyon. Restaurant closed during major works, so we had to walk a bit down the hill, but we found a gem.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Bill J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Go there you will love it. We went up there bybtaxi and used the funiculaire to go down. The church is soooo beautiful, i still Have goosebumps thinking about it.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank FranceMauritius
Reviewed 1 week ago

The view overlooking the city is great at night. Beautiful architecture, fantastic interior. Amazing to think about how this got built built back in the mid 1800s. Best thing is it's free to tour.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank timmoranla
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a nice place located at the Fourviere but there were limited information with English translation so we struggled to understand the story behind it without further online search. The weather was cold and dry so we couldn’t enjoy the view of the city for...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JenMNG
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful historical landmark. We are delighted we stepped in and found a Sunday morning service on the go. Very special

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Megan F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stunning! It's quite a walk from Vieux Lyon as it is uphill but it is definitely worth the walk! The basilica can be sign at all times on the horizon

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank aquarian66
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The basilica is one of the most beautiful inside that I've seen. The grounds were partially closed for renovation, and it's a hike to walk up, but worth it if you're able.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Marijo303
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere. Beautiful cathedral in Lyon, with magnific view over the beautiful city.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 18sivr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Simply gorgeous interior with amazing mosaics and a lovely feel. The view from the terraces outside are wonderful. Worth the effort.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ozfemale
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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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