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Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, Lyon

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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Emperor Trajan once tread the ground of the Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, now it's your turn. The basilica rests on top of the site of Trajan’s Roman forum; in fact, the French still refer to the site at Vieux-Forum (Old Forum). It wasn’t only Trajan who recognized the import of this location. Several French historical figures also made pilgrimages to the hill. Today, the basilica built on the site offers you a panoramic view of the city from its north tower. Private funds went to build this impressive structure in 1872 as a grand thank you to the Virgin Mary for saving Lyon from a cholera epidemic in 1823. With the Gothic detail of its edifice, the vaulted arches gracing the nave, and the colored light refracting from the stained glass, it may be one of the world’s grandest thank-you cards. Plan to see Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere and other attractions that appeal to you using our Lyon vacation planner.
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  • A Basilica decorated with extraordinary mosaic whose colours and designs change according to the brightness of the Sun. Wonderful view of Lyon. Ideally placed close to the funicular?
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  • In my opinion the rise of Fourviere Hill is worth to commit after the city, then the landscape turns out to be familiar and understandable. Excellent transportation solution recovery for both, tourists and local residents. In general, public transport links, as well as unified fare system (Metro, tram, bus, funiculars), all of it, just 5.80 for a day-one of the best and cheap in France. The Basilica itself that is not bad, but her appearance from a distance attracts and attracts much more. Good stained glass, not depressing the pressure Catholic Cathedral inside the light temple. Review with great playgrounds, even despite the nesolnečnyj day,
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  • This excursion on the heights of the Hill of Fourvière has many advantages. The rise of first, by funicular from old Lyon which can also be done on foot for the bravest. Then the panoramic view on the city of Lyon who cannot be totally ignored. It's crowded, it is true, but such a view is well worth a few annoyances. Finally the Basilica, of oriental inspiration, with its stones finely sculpted façade decorated in rich mosaics, is always packed. Today his style unanimous and we understand why she is so dear to the heart of the Lyon. Prefer the descent on foot through the alleys, it allows to plunge into the heart of this district and capture the lifestyle of its inhabitants.
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  • Beautiful church on top of the small mountain overlooking Lyon. There is no charge to enter. You can pretty much explore the main basilica as well as the one directly underneath. Beautiful view of Lyon. Note that it's a workout to get to the top of the mountain via the stairs route.
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  • Easily one of the most impressive churches in the world! Gorgeous decor and architecture inside and breathtaking views of Lyon from outside. Free to get in.
  • A must-see in Lyon. Also offers a great view of the city. Can be reached by a funicular or by a nice walk through the gardens.
  • Must see in Lyon. Incredible two floor basilique. Exceptional panorama of Lyon.
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