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Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere

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Address: 98 Place de Fourviere, 69010, Lyon, France
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+33 4 78 25 13 01
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Beautiful mosaics and spectacular view of Lyon

It is quit a steep climb from the old city to get to the basilique, but when there you will have a breathtaking view of the city. On your way up you pass through a great park. On... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It is quit a steep climb from the old city to get to the basilique, but when there you will have a breathtaking view of the city. On your way up you pass through a great park. On a warm day that park must be a lovely place. The basilique has grand mosaics, and these are really worth the climb.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

One of the most beautiful cathedrals I've ever had the pleasure to visit. From the moment you see it having left the funicular railway station, to walking through the beautifully carved doors and stunning interior. Outside the views over the city are awesome.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Take the funicular up from the metro station. The exit is at the front entrance to the Basilique. Plenty of photo ops outside with the statue of Pope John Paul and a stone lion. The interior is way over the top. Every detail is amazing. The amount of work that went into this build, well, I cannot imagine. The tile... More 

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Lyon, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stunning place with amazing historical background. Great position on the hill, stunning view of the city. The inside was beautifully decorated and full of small pictures! Nice place!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place is magnificent! I was blown away by the Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, and if you are going to Lyon you should not miss it out. You do not have to plan a half day there, I believe that around 1 hour is more than enough time. Go inside (both upstairs AND downstairs) and look around, go outside... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice church to visit on the hill. Train is available to reach to the church and should be visited if in Lyon.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent basilica, with great position on the hill, with stunning views of the city. The inside was beautifully decorated & well maintained.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Amazing view to the city and rivers Saône and Ron. Very pleasant evening walk :) Be aware as it closes at 21.30.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very impressive building, beautiful inside and out and so well maintained. Definitely worth a trip up the hill (by tram car) to see it and look out over the town.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Took funicular up to this amazing church. Greeted by a voluntary guide whose name escapes me . She was a retired English teacher and gave us a brief history of the church and a leaflet in English. Most helpful and friendly. Don't miss the chapel downstairs. If you walk down the hill you will pass amazing Roman ruins. (Left on... More 

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