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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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8 Place de Fourviere, 69005, Lyon, France
+33 4 78 25 13 01
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Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful building with stunning views from the terrace & amazing stained glass windows. Definately worth a visit even if you only stay a short time.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Christopher P
Reviewed 5 days ago

Location Location Location !! What a stunning view from this gorgeous Basilica. If you are not afraid of heights, make sure you clim the towers for an even more amazing view over this ancient and stunning international city.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Isa B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The place is beautiful and could be visited during day or night. Easy to go by metro/funiculare. The church is really beautiful and the view is the best of Lyon and one of the best in France.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank N3432LHalexandrec
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best view of the city! Great experience! The cathedral is enormous and gorgeous! It’s a must do experience in the city!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank thisaka
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Impressive inside the church! You have a stair to climb, but it is rewarded with a beautiful inner view of the church!! Outside you have a great view from Lyon!!!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank adibfarid
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love visiting churches or cathedrals. This one is my favorite of all I have visited to date and that is saying a lot. Awe inspiring!!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank GaryBParker
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a wonder this place is. It's truly beautiful and overlooks the whole of Lyon. Inside (which is free of charge to enter) are wonderful pieces of art and some of the most amazing stained glass windows I've ever seen. Being at the top of...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank d4nmoss
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Basilica of Notre Dame de Fourviere, an impressive church built at the end of the 19th century and now one of the cities most famous landmarks. It had an extraordinary neo-Romanesque and neo-Byzantine interior which mildly recalled the interior of St Mark's in Venice.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank thomasozbun
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Overlooking Lyon is this very beautiful basilica, not to confused with the cathedral in the old town. Allow plenty of time. View from the grounds of Lyon and surrounding area spectacular.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Michael W
Reviewed 15 January 2019

This is a very beautiful church and the mosaics and ceiling are amazing and the view over Lyon is amazing as well. You can either take the tram or walk up. Its very easy to reach from old town

Date of experience: January 2019
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26 September 2018|
Response from Fabul0us1 | Reviewed this property |
Hi I’m afraid I’d never heard of it. The idea sounds absurd to me. Hope you find what you’re looking for 😊
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