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The Basilica Notre Dame de Fourviere

Local name: La Basilique Notre Dame de Fourvière

The Gothic basilica at the top of Fourvière Hill was built in the second half of the year. XIX century and in 2014 was considered a monument of history. The temple, which combines both the features of the Romanesque and Byzantine styles, consists of two churches, located on two levels. Inside the basilica, you can admire, among others stained glass, mosaics and sculptures. In the temple you can also see the crypt of St. Józefa, or visit the Museum of Sacred Art.

During the Prussian-French war in 1870, the Archbishop of Lyon, together with prayers to save his city, promised to build a temple. Prussian troops did not reach Lyon and the archbishop kept his word. The author of the basilica design was Pierre Bossan.

Two Polish accents can be found in the temple: in its lower crypt hangs a copy of the image of Our Lady of Częstochowa, while in front of its entrance there is a statue of John Paul II.


Attractions inside

    The Basilica Notre Dame de Fourviere map
    Place de Fourvière 869005 Lyon , France