Basilique Notre Dame De Fourviere Tours
About Basilique Notre Dame De Fourviere, Lyon
The Basilique Notre Dame De Fourviere is easily one of Lyon’s most spectacular landmark and has a very important place in the hearts of all of people of Lyon. Basilique Notre Dame De Fourviere ticket prices vary for different attractions. You can buy tickets for Basilique Notre Dame De Fourviere from our ticket section and even check out tickets for Basilique Notre Dame De Fourviere tours.
It beats my imagination a somewhat when I hear that this stunning building is sometimes affectionately called the upside down elephant by the locals – especially considering that the whole thing is a monument of gratitude to the Virgin Mary. Allegedly, the Virgin saved the city twice: first from a cholera epidemic in 1823 and then from Prussian forces in 1870.
It’s easily Lyon’s most prominent landmark from its position on top of Fourviere Hill. Unusual for the time (latter 19th century), the architecture is Byzantine and Romanesque and highly ornate at that – at least the upper church is, all done up with intricate details in golden gilt, marble, stained glass windows and mosaics – it’s otherworldly. Also definitely check out the blindingly ostentatious Golden Virgin statue. The lower church is relatively simple.
Make sure to visit the terrace. On a clear day the view of Lyon from here is simply spectacular and you can just about make out the Alps far, far away. Want an even better view? Pay the fee and climb up to the observatory – about 287 steps in all.
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Basilique Notre Dame De Fourviere Information
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Basilique Notre Dame De Fourviere Tickets Prices
- Price given is for the observatory.
- Visit the Museum Of Sacred Art for EUR 5.
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One of the top destination for must visit in Lyon. The panoramic view of the city is spectacular. Don't forget to take your binoculars with you. The church is big and beautiful. The funicular is great when you don't want to climb up and is included in the public transport, so if you have a day pass for the Metro, you can use the same one to access the funicular.
One word: impressive. The upper deck and lower deck of the church is really breathtaking. The amount of detail of the architecture is jaw dropping. Don't miss the 7 capital sins depictions in the lower chamber!
This is THE place to visit if you have only 1 hour in Lyon! The architecture is amazing, let alone the beautiful interior. The Maria at the eastern top is shinning, the view of the city is breathtaking. What else? You may also want to take a look at the Notre Dame from Place Bellecour!
Very large mosaics on the walls. Light and airy inside. Stunning architecture.
Really impressive. Not as old as one would think. The mosaic work on the walls is stunning.
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