Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière

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The Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourviere is a minor basilica in the French city of Lyon. The basilica, which was built between 1872 and 1884. It is dedicated to the Virgin Mary, who is credited with saving the city from the plague. The basilica was built with private funds, it is situated in a dominant position in the city on Fourvière hill. It was designed by Pierre Bossan and has an elaborate Romanesque and Byzantine architecture style. The four-towered building is nicknamed the ‘Upside down elephant’ due to its resemblance.

Getting there

If travelling by car, there's an onsite car park available to visitors from 9.15am-9.30pm. If you are using public transport, it is advised to take the underground to ‘Vixeu-Lyon’ then take the cable car up to ‘Fourviere’.

Opening Times and Admission

The basilica is open from 7am-7pm daily. It has its own private souvenir shop and museum.

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  • 8 Place de Fourvière, 69005 Lyon, France
  • Religious
  • +33 4 78 25 13 01

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