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Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere

Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere

9.136 reviews
Sights and Museums, Historic Site, Church
Ranked #2 in Lyon things to do
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8 Place de Fourvière, 69005 Lyon, France
+33 4 7825 1301
https://www.fourviere.org/fr/
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Though not nearly as old as most of France's famous churches, the Basilique de Fourviere can hang with the big boys when it comes to grandeur. The building was erected between 1872 and 1884 using ... Read more
private funds, and was meant to thank God for victory over socialists and in expiation of the sins of modern France. Sometimes called the “upside-down elephant,” the design of the massive, twisty, fortress-like building was influenced by oriental, symbolist and neo-classic influences. An observatory allows for a panoramic view of the city. Guided tours are available.

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Beijing, China

So many steps, but worth it! The view and knowing you can eat more cheese because you climbed so many steps make this place a must-visit.

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Berlin, Germany

I didn't get a chance to go in the church as it had already closed but I was there for sunset. The view is stunning and the exterior of the church is interesting, especially the sculptures. The hike up is good for the character so to speak but there is also a funicular and a car park for those who would rather not do the steep hike.

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Clemson

Awesome view of the city! Also, highly recommend going into the church, it is absolutely beautiful!

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Lovely church.
Beautiful views of Lyon.
Fun to take the funicular up to the church and walk down through the gardens.

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Los Angeles, California, USA

The view from atop the Fourvière hill is amazing. I found the Basilique to be pretty average from the outside, but the interior is quite ornate. I do wish I had gone up one of the towers to get an even better view of the city, but just being on the ground you were able to see all the red-roofed buildings go on forever. Aside from taking the funicular, you can also walk up the hill if you've eaten one too many crepes (as I did) and need to work it off.

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The Chicagoland Area, Illinois, USA

Take the Furniculaire up to the Church overlooking the city. Enjoy the beautiful decorations inside

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Sydney, Australia

A mighty sight to see as soon as you emerge from the funicular, the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière is stunning! Sitting high atop the city of Lyon, the basilica of Fourvière is a symbol for the city and can be seen from many points in Lyon. The inside of the basilica is rather ornate and you could sit there for hours wondering how they built it!

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Oakland, California, USA

The Basilique is a sight in itself but the main reason for taking the Funicuaire (traim which brings passengers to the top) is to get the panoramic view of the city. One of my favorite places in Lyon, especially on a late summer night, going up there with a bottle of wine overlooking miles and miles.

If you're in Lyon, be sure to check this place out!

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adventure travelers, art and design lovers, local culture, students,

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San Francisco, California

Impressive

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São Paulo, Brazil

Maravilhoso! Vale muito a pena a visita! A Basílica é muito linda e também existe um espaço com uma vista linda da cidade.

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Local from Lyon, France

Pour les fans de beaux monuments

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Adorei! E a vista é magnifica

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Incontournables et offre un super vue.

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