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Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière


Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière: emblematic

The basilica was built after the 1870 war by the architects Bossan and Sainte-Marie Perrin. From the top of "the hill that prays", the basilica dedicated to the Virgin Mary is a listed historic monument and is one of the major emblems of the city of Lyon. A remarkable basilica with a majestic decor, it welcomes more than 2.5 million pilgrims and visitors every year. We can only advise you to push open the doors of this extraordinary religious edifice and then enjoy the panorama from its esplanade. You will dominate Lyon, the shores of the Saône, the Presqu'île, the left shore of the Rhône punctuated by the towers of the Part-Dieu district. The city of lights with two hills is yours to discover.

Not to be missed during your visit:

  • the stained glass windows of Décotes

  • the staircase of wisdom

  • the altar and the virgin of Millefaut

  • the eight chapels

  • the wall mosaics

Found at: The Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière is a 14 km drive from our ACE Hotel Lyon Vénissieux Exhibition Centre.

Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière
8 place de Fourvière
69005 LYON