Basilique N.-D. de Fourvière

Interesting
This basilica was built by the architect Bossan after the 1870 war on the wishes of Monsignor de Genouilhac, archbishop of Lyon, who had vowed to build a church here if the enemy kept away from the city. The building is a curious mixture of Byzantine and Middle Age elements, with crenellated walls and machicolations flanked by octagonal towers. Lavish interior decor.

Useful information

Address : 

8 place de Fourvière, 69005 Lyon

Phone:

+33 4 78 25 13 01

Nearby tourist attractions

Ancienne chapelle de la Vierge
Ancienne chapelle de la Vierge
To the right of the basilica you will
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Ancienne église St-Pierre
Ancienne église St-Pierre
This church which today houses the
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Esplanade de la Basilique de Fourvière
Esplanade de la Basilique de Fourvière
The basilica's esplanade commands a
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Observatoire de la basilique
Observatoire de la basilique
From the observatory of the basilica
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Museum of Religious Art of Fourvière
Museum of Religious Art of Fourvière
Set up in the buildings and chapel of
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Colline de Fourvière
Colline de Fourvière
100m higher than Old Lyon, the hill is
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Other ideas « Patrimony »

Ancienne chapelle de la Vierge
Ancienne chapelle de la Vierge
To the right of the basilica you will
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Ancienne église St-Pierre
Ancienne église St-Pierre
This church which today houses the
0:15
Esplanade de la Basilique de Fourvière
Esplanade de la Basilique de Fourvière
The basilica's esplanade commands a
0:15
See all

Other ideas « Art and Culture »

Ancienne chapelle de la Vierge
Ancienne chapelle de la Vierge
To the right of the basilica you will
0:15
Ancienne église St-Pierre
Ancienne église St-Pierre
This church which today houses the
0:15
Museum of Religious Art of Fourvière
Museum of Religious Art of Fourvière
Set up in the buildings and chapel of
1:00
See all