Basilique Notre Dame De FourviereCurrently Closed
- Address: 8 Place de Fourvière, 69005 Lyon, France
- Timings: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +33-478251301
- Ticket Price: 6 EUR
- Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
- Tags: Church, Religious Site, Family And Kids
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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- Price given is for the observatory.
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92.26% of people who visit Lyon include Basilique Notre Dame De Fourviere in their plan
2 PM - 3 PM
79.92% of people start their Basilique Notre Dame De Fourviere visit around 2 PM - 3 PM
1 Hr 30 Minutes
People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Basilique Notre Dame De Fourviere
80.16% of people prefer walking in order to reach Basilique Notre Dame De Fourviere
Very beautiful architecture and design... Definitely a nice place to visit... It has nothing to do with the professional in case you were wondering... :) There are also great little artisan shops near by... They make really nice stuff like pizzas, chocolates, various kinds of sweets etc...
Worth the trek up! (Or you can take the cable car ride) the view from top of the city was amazing. The details and extravagant architecture of the church was awe inspiring despite still ongoing restoration. The mosaic on the floors and walls,and beautiful ceiling art and stain glass windows...all takes your breath away. Must visit.
Good place to catch a view of the city. The church is an interesting object but the surrounding square is very poorly utilised. There is an ongoing construction, where not much seems to be happening. There is gravel and some sad greenery. I would have expected a bit more from a place with such significance.
Glorious basilica with architecture features that are worth visiting. The interior design of this immense church is probably more impressive than the exterior design. Definitely worth a visit up the hill to see for it yourself and to look down on the city from a great vantage point. For those thinking of climbing up the hill, better be prepared for a good hike with decent shoes.
Pretty skyline of Lyon. The basilica itself is also beautiful, though you can not compare it with the ones at Milan or Paris. The small walkway from the basilica to the old town s lovely. It’s with trees around and it’s a comfortable walk.