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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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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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Has a pilgrimage quality if you walk up

I have been to and in a large number of fairly well known cathedrals and I am happy to count this one as one I visited, sat in and prayed in. I recommend walking up, in sensible... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have been to and in a large number of fairly well known cathedrals and I am happy to count this one as one I visited, sat in and prayed in. I recommend walking up, in sensible shoes, as the paths in the garden and stations of the cross are somewhat. meditative and pilgrimage-like despite not being in the best... More 

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Lyon, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

First you have the beauty of the inside of the cathedral, baroque style, with magnificent colours and beautiful paintings. Then you have a stunning view outside on all the city of Lyon, with the possibility of walking from up to down and reach the Old Lyon district, which is also outstanding (XIIth century)

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Lyon, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Easily seen from miles around, the visit Inside does not disappoint, although only build 150 years ago this is an impressive building. A two storey cathedral with plenty of space for a quiet prayer or moment of thought. Visits to the roof also possible giving stunning views of Lyon and the surrounding Alpes in the distance.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of the most beautiful churches I have ever been. Take the funicular up the hill to avoid a long walk.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely stunning!!! Can see the city and the river through the city so amazing. Inside the Basilique is so beautiful too!! Highly recommend to visit. Love it!!

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place offers an excellent view of Rhone and Saone rivers which confluence near the city. The basilica is very beautiful and intricately designed with paintings and wooden carvings. The train journey to the hillock is also very nice.!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This church is even better than Notre Dame Church in Paris. One can just simply enjoy and stare at the beauty of the mosaics and the ceiling. I can spend whole day in this beautiful church admiring its beauty!

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It's obvious that a lot of money was spent here and it is a beautiful building. What is especially moving is the tribute of the priests killed abroad:

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Basilica is definitely worth visiting and interesting that there is one church facility directly on top of the other. Good history. However, the view is outstanding. You can see all of Lyon and it is an amazing view day or night. We did both day and night and enjoyed it tremendously. Definitely a GO!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The Basilica was easy to reach by funicular railway. I'd been to the Roman amphitheater site first, so I wandered there afterwards on foot, which was also straightforward. It was free to enter and take photos, with a beautiful interior of mosaics and impressive architectural design. There's a crypt and side chapel to visit also, with lovely views just outside... More 

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