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Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière (Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière) Tours

Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière (Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière)

A gleaming retro-Byzantine confection of Roman columns and religious iconography, the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière (Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière) is visible, by design, from almost anywhere in Lyon. Today it is the symbol of the city and Lyon's most visited attraction, well worth the climb just to enter the outrageous interior. 

Completed in 1896 as a challenge to secular forces then gaining power in France (like Sacré-Coeur Montmartre), the basilica's gleaming marble, gold gilt, fantastic stained glass, and borderline hallucinogenic ceiling are meant to impress. And they do.

In addition to the basilica and an adjacent chapel dedicated to a particularly miraculous Virgin Mary, both free to the public, this site also offers an observatory, museum, and fantastic views.

Practical Info

To get to the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière (Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière), take the Metro D line to Vieux Lyon, where you can begin your pilgrimage on foot (the sanctuary's resplendent confection facade is visible above Old Lyon). Or, take the Funicular Fourvière, which leaves from the metro station. 

Mass is offered in English on the first Sunday of the month, at 9:30 a.m.

Address: 8 Place de Fourvière, Lyon, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes 69005, France
Admission: Free
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19 Tours and Activities to Experience Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière (Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière)

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Lyon Private Guided Tour with Tasting at Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse

Lyon Private Guided Tour with Tasting at Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse

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UNESCO–listed Lyon is considered among France’s must-see cities, but exploring solo means missing the colorful history and heritage. On this tour, begin with pickup at your hotel and hit top attractions including the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière, the Presqu’île, and the historic Traboules. Listen as your guide brings their rich histories to life, and finish with tasty treats in Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse.
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  • 3 hours
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$190.57
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Lyon Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with Audio Commentary

Lyon Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with Audio Commentary

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The perfect introduction to France’s history-filled city, this hop-on hop-off tour of Lyon makes stops at several attractions. Enrich your visit with audio commentary in multiple languages as you listen to anecdotes about the city, its people, and its heritage. Your pass is valid for the whole day, so you can get down—and back on—as many times as you’d like.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Best of Lyon Private Tour

Best of Lyon Private Tour

Travelers with limited time in Lyon often face a tough decision—go sightseeing, experience the famous cuisine, or learn about the city's silk production. With this guided, private half-day tour, you can do all this and more. Wander the cobblestoned streets of Old Lyon, see the city's historic passageways—known as traboules—savor the local cuisine, and wrap up your tour with a stop to learn about traditional silk making. All in just a few hours.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Lyon Big Traboules in Little City Stories from the Past Private Guided Tour

Lyon Big Traboules in Little City Stories from the Past Private Guided Tour

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Were there any lions in Lyon? Why did they build so many secret passages and what kind of troubles happened in the "traboules"? Where did the kings keep their mistresses? Why is the city center sliding down the hill throughout centuries? Join me to walk the streets that are as busy today as they were 500 years ago, see Lyon as it was at the era of Roman Empire, and hear more cool stories about this amazing city, its history, architecture and culture. The departure time and place is flexible depending on your preferences.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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Lyon Electric Bike Tour including Food Tasting with a Local Guide

Lyon Electric Bike Tour including Food Tasting with a Local Guide

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Take in the sights of Lyon with an electric bike tour, an easy way to get around, while you sample some of what makes this the culinary capital of France. After stops in Lyon's UNESCO-listed Old Town, the Place des Terreaux and La Croix-Rousse, riding along the picturesque Rhône River, pause at a restaurant to taste regional specialties like locally-made cheeses and cured meats. Upgrade to the 4-hour tour to include a stop at the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière where you'll get wonderful views over Lyon. Tour group size is limited to 10 for more personalized attention from your guide.
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  • 4 hours
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Lyon New & Old Town E-Bike Small Group Adventure Guided Tour

Lyon New & Old Town E-Bike Small Group Adventure Guided Tour

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Lyon ranks among France’s most beautiful cities, with impressive architecture and quintessentially French culture—but hitting the main sites of interest on foot in a day is a challenge. On this tour, spin through the city by electric bike with your guide, and reach top attractions such as Bellecour Square, the UNESCO–listed Old Town, and the Tête d'Or botanical gardens with ease—with free time to explore on foot at your own pace.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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Lyon Old Town Exploration Guided Tour with Basilica & Roman Theater

Lyon Old Town Exploration Guided Tour with Basilica & Roman Theater

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Visit the Central Points of Lyon. Explore inside the Great Hotel Dieu and Dome. Learn about the Place des Jacobins. Visit Inside the last Working SilkWorkshop in Lyon's Old Town. See an Archeological Garden. Explore Secret Passages and Courtyards. Take a funicular train ride. See a Roman Theatre Enjoy panoramic views. See the Basilica.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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Lyon Highlights Day Tour with Local Silk Shop & Paul Bocuse Market

Lyon Highlights Day Tour with Local Silk Shop & Paul Bocuse Market

Day Tour of Lyon. See both Lyons famous hills in a day. English Guide.See the most interesting sights of Lyon's Old Town plus Croix Rousse.See the last Lyon Silk Shop producing in Lyon.
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Guided tour of the Basilica of Fourvière and Gallo-Roman site of Lyon

Guided tour of the Basilica of Fourvière and Gallo-Roman site of Lyon

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Visit Lyon with a guide-lecturer. In a green setting, the preserved site of Fourvière overhangs the city to almost 120 meters and thus offers superb panoramas. The whole is registered in the UNESCO perimeter since 1998. This tour proposes to discover three emblematic places of the hill. The belvedere for a general presentation of the current city of Lyon The basilica ND de Fourvière and its singular history (with comments inside the building) Finally, the ancient theaters to evoke these places of entertainment still used today but also an ideal place to tell the story of the founding of the city 2000 years ago and its development. The visit will then propose to walk down to Vieux Lyon via a stop on the oldest medieval houses of Lyon.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Romantic tour to discover the wonders of Lyon

Romantic tour to discover the wonders of Lyon

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New in Lyon: Let yourself be tempted by a romantic break with your half. Embark aboard our sedans for a romantic walk to discover the most beautiful places in the City of Lights. From Place Bellecour to Confluence via the Fourvière hill, Lyon will have no secrets for you. Our experienced and passionate Chauffeurs will take care of you during this unique parenthesis.
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  • 1 hour
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Transfer by private driver to all destinations and tourist tour in Lyon

Transfer by private driver to all destinations and tourist tour in Lyon

we offer tours or tourist tours fully customizable and adjustable to your desires. your driver will be bilingual or more and will be entirely at your disposal, professional and discreet he will be up to your expectations and bring you full satisfaction.
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  • 30 minutes to 6 hours
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Excursion to the discovery of the wonders of Lyon

Excursion to the discovery of the wonders of Lyon

With friends, colleagues or family, the City of Lights will reveal all its secrets. Enjoy a unique experience with a Driver AND a Private Guide present only for you. This circuit is fully adaptable according to your desires.
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Lyon Panoramic City Tour in Minivan - Private Tour - Half Day

Lyon Panoramic City Tour in Minivan - Private Tour - Half Day

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There is so much to see and do in the city of Lyon that your only problem will be finding enough time to see it all! Choose to discover Lyon's quintessence with our private Panoramic Sightseeing Tour. With a local guide, visit Lyon's best monuments in minivan and learn everything about its fascinating history.
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Lyon Panoramic City Tour with Funicular Ride

Lyon Panoramic City Tour with Funicular Ride

Amazing Basilica Notre-Dame de Fourvière and panorama over the city, the Old Lyon with Saint-Jean cathedral and the famous passageaways (traboules) used by resistants, the peninsula and its emblematic squares and landmarks, le « Lyon Mural » : an overall insight into the city of Lyon and its 2,000 year history in 4 hours with a private professional guide
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  • 4 hours
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Ballad on Lyon and surroundings

Ballad on Lyon and surroundings

Excursion made by tourism professionals who can speak English and German. Breakfast is free. The walks are done safely by professionals.
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Lyon City Private Guided Tour

Lyon City Private Guided Tour

I offer you to be your guide for a tour in Lyon. During all day long i make you discover Lyon throught different points of interest (cultural, historical, architectural).
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  • 8 to 10 hours
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Along Lyon, guided tour

Along Lyon, guided tour

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Come and discover the history of Lyon from its birth to the first workers' revolts of the 19th century. 20 centuries of a rich and fascinating history, punctuated with anecdotes and little surprises from Lyon!
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Au fil de Lyon, private day tour

Au fil de Lyon, private day tour

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In complete privacy, come and discover Lyon with a private guide, art historian and heritage restorer. Learn about Lyon from its birth to the first workers' revolts in XIXth century. 20 centuries of a rich and fascinating history, punctuated by anecdotes and small very Lyon surprises!
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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Private 4-hour City Tour of Lyon with driver, guide and Hotel pick-up

Private 4-hour City Tour of Lyon with driver, guide and Hotel pick-up

Enjoy this private tour through the city of Lyon with your private official guide. Get to know the most emblematic places of the silk capital, from the comfort of your private vehicle with driver. The start point of the tour will depend on the pick-up location. Among many other places to visit, you can enjoy: Jacabins Square Old Lyon (Vieux Lyon) Saint-Jean Cathedral Garden of the Grande Côte Parc de la Tête d’Or Lumiere Institute Gallo-Roman Museum Lyon Opera Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art The Bartholdi fountain And much more! At the end of the tour, your private driver and guide will take you back to your hotel in Lyon.
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  • 4 hours
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$668.86
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