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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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The view is the highlight, but the church is still worth a visit

Almost everyone comes for the amazing views of Lyon and the beautiful winding park at its base. It's also worth visiting inside - nothing too spectacular and at times crowded... read more

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Almost everyone comes for the amazing views of Lyon and the beautiful winding park at its base. It's also worth visiting inside - nothing too spectacular and at times crowded - but it's free!

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Colwyn Bay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place takes your breath away. It is beautiful, stunning and well worth visiting. There is the funicular to get you up the hill. Stunning views from the square. If in Lyon, dont pass this by.

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a gorgeous place! And the view out back is amazing! Easy to get to with the funicular right there and so much to dazzle the eye!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful vistas of Lyon and a must see church with gorgeous ceilings, art and amazing architecture! Crypt below is a history lesson of area people! Visit nearby Roman ruins an important Gaelic site. Quite a climb up lots of steps but a must do to get to church!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere on the top of the hill gives spectacular views of the old town. Don't forget to visit it inside: certainly worth while.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are in Lyon, it is not an option to visit Basilique Notre Dame de Fourvire... it's a must. You will not regret the effort (if you walk) or the jaunty ride (if you take the funicular.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Fascinating architecture and an amazing range of Madonnas around the church. Well worth the slog up plus close to the tremendous Roman amphitheatre and Museum.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It's worth a visit just to admire the incredible views over Lyon; breathtaking!! The cathedral itself is fascinating, an incredible atmosphere and history! Can't do it justice, if you fancy a bit of culture, check it out!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

After a short trip with the "finuculere" you are on the top of a hill overlooking Lyon and as you come out from the station you are facing this magnificent facade of the cathedral. As you walk in you feel immediately that you are in the house of God. A must visit at any time and especially on a Sunday... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Totally worth the way up! The funicular train will get you close but there are some more steps up the entrace. You can access for free and get into almost every room. The building just gets you looking up all the time. Really a masterpiece

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