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Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere

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Address: 98 Place de Fourviere, 69010, Lyon, France
Phone Number: +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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The second you walk in there's some sort of aurora about the place regardless of your religious or not. It's quite possibly one of the most peaceful and beautiful place I've... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The second you walk in there's some sort of aurora about the place regardless of your religious or not. It's quite possibly one of the most peaceful and beautiful place I've seen, (plus it's free) ... you can happily light a candle for a Euro or two which I think is a nice thing to do. A must see if... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We took an Uber to the top of the hill and walked around the Basilica. Both levels are quite pretty and the Pope JP2 statue is great. But the views of Lyon are spectacular. I only wish the signs for the Roman ruins were better because walking back up that hill once you realize that you missed a turn wasn't... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely beautiful, but plan a visit during the day to see the inside of the church and one at night to be amazed by the lighting. You can ride the funicular up but take the time to walk down to see the views.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful mosaics and windows very elegant and moving church with beautiful architecture and fantastic location looking over the Saone and across to the Rhone

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Lyon, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Probably the most beautiful monument we have in Lyon. A must-see! And please go inside! You won't regret it! I'd also advise you not to go there by public transportation, try to find your way on foot through the parks, you'll have the greatest views on the city. When in the monument, go downstairs, you'll love it.

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Lyon, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was one the first monument I have visited when I came in Lyon the first time. Now that I am living in Lyon, It is one the must see of the city : We take all of our friends there whether they are christians or not

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Though we did not actually get into the building - we watched this over a distance. breathtaking view of this building from a distance - we took some good photos. tha place is scenic right on top of a hill, I

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A visit in Lyon cannot be complete, whether you are a religion person or not, without a visit of the Basilique. The building is amazing, the decoration are sumptuous (although too much for my taste) and the history of the building is a must know as it explain a lot about the city of Lyon and its people.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful place, you can get there walking if you're up to the challenge if not take the funicular it leaves you at the front door, you can descend by the little forest on the back were there is an spectacular view if the city, this is a must!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very interesting basilique, not a cathedral, which is different. Your tour guide will explain. It has an interesting history and the inside of the basilique has some beautiful mosaics to see with interesting pictures on the walls. It is a combination of architectural styles that you can only see in this one place. Nearby is the best... More 

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