"The Basilica On the Hill of Fourviere" Top 5 Page for this destination Basilique Notre Dame de Fourvière Tip by hquittner

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  • Lower West Facade of Basilica - Lyon
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Although an oratory had bee placed on top of the hill in the 17C, it took a vow from the Archbishop to the Prussians in 1870, saving the city from destruction, that lead to the erection of the church starting in 1872. It is called neo-Byzantine and is decorated both outside and inside over all surfaces. The west facade has four tall columns and a portico and a set of bronze doors. Above this is a set of caryatids and a fronton like a giant storied tympanum. At least the short towers on each corner of the church are quiet as is the central cross.

Phone: 04 78 25 13 01
Website: http://www.fourviere.org/fr_FR/index.php

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  • Written Dec 4, 2010
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