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

Opening hours

8am-6.45pm

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