Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere

Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, Lyon

Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere

Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks • Architectural Buildings • Churches & Cathedrals
07:30 - 20:00
Monday
07:30 - 20:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 20:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 20:00
Thursday
07:30 - 20:00
Friday
07:30 - 20:00
Saturday
07:30 - 20:00
Sunday
07:30 - 20:00
About
Standing atop Fourvière Hill, this basilica, constructed in the late 19th century, has an ornate interior to contrast its grave exterior.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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How to get there
  • Vieux Lyon - Cathédrale St.Jean • 5 min walk
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Bill H
Tampa, FL243 contributions
Great views of the city
Aug 2021
This was worth the funicular trip up the hill (although you could walk it). The cathedral was an interesting walk-through, but like many things in Lyon, not much English translations of the info signs. The Roman ruins and amphitheater were worth the stroll down from the church area.
Written 4 September 2021
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ARFMJ
Lisboa261 contributions
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Jul 2021 • Solo
luxurious church. two floors. on the lower floor there is an exhibition of the Ways of Santiago and different Our Ladies.
Written 26 August 2021
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CPaM68
Texas555 contributions
Another beautiful church
Jul 2021
We love touring churches and cathedrals in Europe, and this one was amazing. The Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière was built between 1872 and 1884 on a hill overlooking the city, and the view is worth the trip alone. It was dedicated to the Virgin Mary in thanks for saving the city of Lyon from the bubonic plague that swept Europe in 1643, a Cholera epidemic in 1832, and the Prussian invasion in 1870. The elaborate basilica was built as a monument to thank God. Over the years, the basilica has become the city's symbol and has over two million visitors annually. The interior is truly stunning, with intricate glittering mosaics, beautiful statues, and stained-glass windows. I agree with another post that it is comparable to the Notre-Dame Basilica in Paris; they were built in the same era as elaborate visual monuments, rather than religious gathering places of worship. It is easy to get there by using the funicular (cable car), which is located within a metro stop and can be ridden using your metro ticket. My only complaint was that we were on a guided walking tour of the area (plus, there was a religious service going on), and we didn’t get to stay as long or exam it as closely as I would have liked. I look forward to someday going back to Lyon and revisiting it.
Written 24 August 2021
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Adrian J
Orpington, UK196 contributions
Very impressive
Aug 2021
Wow what an impressive building on the heights overlooking Lyon.
Make sure to go into the crypt its like a church within a church.
Written 12 August 2021
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edob143
Koln69 contributions
Impressive floor with a shrine underneath
Jul 2021
Great to watch this church, even more impressive is to see that there is a second church underneath with the shrine
Written 23 July 2021
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Angela
Lyon, France2 contributions
panoramic view
Nov 2020
it is one of must see in lyon and very highly recommended . he thing that made visiting this cathedral special were the views of Lyon. You have a vast panoramic view of the city from this cathedral
Written 28 January 2021
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travaller182
Los Angeles, CA55 contributions
Jolie
Jan 2021 • Family
Super!!!! The view it's amazing and the cathedral too, highly reccomend to visit while you stay in the city.
Written 3 January 2021
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The Weak Knee Traveler
Singapore, Singapore11,766 contributions
A Must Visit
Jan 2020 • Solo
You can't say you have visited if you have not visited this Basilica. It is beautifully built and furnished and has really great views of the city as well. A must visit when in Lyon.
Written 26 December 2020
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Charles B
Toronto, Canada41 contributions
Spectacular view of the city of Lyon!
Jan 2020
We visited Lyon in May 2019 when we researching our upcoming book "Flavour with Benefits: France".

You need to walk up to the Basilica. It is great exercise and an even better view. Plus you'll build a terrific appetite for all of the delicious food in Lyon. Bon appetit!
Written 8 December 2020
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Cocorico
United Kingdom11 contributions
Very nice
Oct 2020
We had visited this basilica with all our group and everyone had liked it, much charm , very important to do
Written 8 November 2020
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