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“A must see in Lyon”

Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
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Ranked #3 of 241 things to do in Lyon
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Standing atop Fourvière Hill, this basilica, constructed in the late 19th century, has an ornate interior to contrast its grave exterior.
Reviewed November 21, 2012

Very impressive interior and wonderful views over Lyon from the terraces.

It can get very crowded at weekends which inevitably detracts from the atmosphere.

A few years ago I attended Midnight mass here on Christmas Eve which was a great experience.

There's a busy gift shop and a pretty good cafe/restaurant next to the basilica.

Thank Andrew M
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Reviewed November 19, 2012

This church is so beautiful. What is not covered by scaffolding is gorgeous. The basilica is being renovated (just like everything else I saw in France during my vacation), so know that going in. Not everything is covered. It overlooks Lyon and provides such a gorgeous view of the city.

Thank CaroleR300
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Reviewed November 19, 2012

The old part of Lyon is wonderful, and you must go to see the Basilique. You can use the funicular railway there and back. At the moment they are refurbishing the inside but you can still see everything and get the feel of the place. the views are fantastic!

Thank nottheactress55
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Reviewed November 18, 2012

Impressing from the bottom, very nice and big in the inside, architecture with different levels similar to Assisi. Unfortunately the main church is under renovation (work ongoing).

Thank RoxLima
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Reviewed November 12, 2012

This is a very ornate and beautiful cathedral so worth a visit. Don't forget to take the lift from the basilica to the crypt and other smaller chapels

Thank hazelverity
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