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Fourvière Basilica in Lyon, visit

Practical Information

Basilique de Fourvière

Date :
All year long

Category :
Exhibitions and Tours

Theme :
Architecture

Interest :
Tourism

Field :
Visits and Tours

Address :
Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière
8, place Fourvière
69005, Lyon

FRANCE

Phone Number :
04 78 25 13 01

04 72 38 28 35
Email :
info@fourviere.org

Public transportation :
Metro stop "Vieux Lyon"; then take the Funiculaire towards "Fourvière"

Website :
http://www.fourviere.org/

Mood : To reflect in silence

Additional Information
Take the Fourvière Funiculaire from the Vieux-Lyon station
On foot: from Saint-Jean take the montée Saint Barthélémy, go into the jardin du Rosaire on your right and climb up to the basilica.
From St Paul, take the montée Saint Barthélémy and climb up to the Fourvière.

To arrange group visits call: +33 04 78 25 86 19

Opening hours provided are for individuals.
Themed visits on Saturdays at 2.30pm from April to November

Description

The basilica sits on high.

The most important monument in the urban landscape of Lyon, the Fourvière Basilica dominates a large part of the city. The basilica was built between 1872 and 1896 in honour of the Virgin Mary.

In 1850, the chapel's bell tower was in danger of collapsing so the religious authorities decided to replace this belltower with a golden statue.

Inside the building you'll find sculptures and mosaics that recount the history of saints from Lyon, along with the stories of Joan of Arc and the Virgin Mary.

In 1998 the Fourvière Basilica was named a Unesco World Heritage Site alongside the ancient theatre, Roman baths and the Saint Irénée Fort.

In 2012 the basilica underwent a restoration programme and it has reopened with restored mosaics and vaults, an acoustic and anti-dust protection platform for optimum use during religious ceremonies.

Practical Information

Basilique de Fourvière

Date :
All year long

Category :
Exhibitions and Tours

Theme :
Architecture

Interest :
Tourism

Field :
Visits and Tours

Address :
Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière
8, place Fourvière
69005, Lyon

FRANCE

Phone Number :
04 78 25 13 01
04 72 38 28 35

Email :
info@fourviere.org

Website :
http://www.fourviere.org/

Mood : To reflect in silence

Public transportation :
Metro stop "Vieux Lyon"; then take the Funiculaire towards "Fourvière"