Basilique Notre Dame De Fourviere, Lyon

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Basilique Notre Dame De Fourviere, Lyon - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price

Address: 8 pl. de Fourvière,Fourvière, Lyon, 69005

Phone: 33-478251301

Ticket Price: 6 EUR

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Time Required: 01:30 Hrs

Timings: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

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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

  • Check Basilique Notre Dame De Fourviere opening hours before planning a visit.

Basilique Notre Dame De Fourviere Ticket Prices

  • Price given is for the observatory.
  • Visit the Museum Of Sacred Art for EUR 5.

Restaurants Near Basilique Notre Dame De Fourviere

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  • Christian Tetedoie

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  • Probably the most suggestive place in Lyon. The basilica is gorgeous both inside and outside. The entrance is free of charge. I walked to arrive here but if you aren’t a stairs fan, a cable cabin is available. The view of Lyon is simply spectacular from here, the perfect background for amazing photos. Wheelchair entrance and lift are available.

  • This cathedral was extraordinary. It overlooks the city and the art adorning the walls and ceiling were remarkable. A must see destination in Lyon.

  • To visit absolutely. Nice and beautifully basilique. The views outside is amazing. You can see the alps when the sky is clear

  • BEAUTIFUL with so much history. MUST see in Lyon, the guided tour was worth it too. Great views of the city.

  • 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.

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