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Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière

Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière: Our most recommended tours and activities

Lyon: Day or Night Pedicab Tour

1. Lyon: Day or Night Pedicab Tour

Lyon is a particularly historically rich city and you will discover the magnificent district of Old Lyon through its streets, churches, and traboules (passageways). Your guide will tell you curiosities and about secrets places.  Begin your journey in Bellecour Square. You will see Old Lyon's most famous monuments of Fourvière, Saint-Jean Cathedral, and Pink Tower. Visit the most beautiful spots on the peninsula including Bellecour, Terreaux, Jacobins, and Célestins. Explore the famous painted walls.  Your guide will also reveal some secret locations. Head to a Renaissance district, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover Guignol House and the best panoramic views in the city in Saint Georges District. Journey through some of the 500 traboules in Lyon to the best traditional bouchon cuisine restaurants.

Lyon: 2-Hour Panoramic E-Bike Tour

2. Lyon: 2-Hour Panoramic E-Bike Tour

Begin your tour with a 15 minute training session on how to safely use your e-bike. Then head out on a fantastic trip discovering the two must-see hills of Lyon: Fourvière and Croix-Rousse.  During the tour, you will stop at various points to admire views over Lyon. You will be impressed by the beautiful panorama visible from the hill of Fourvière, famous for its wonderful basilica dedicated to the Virgin Mary. You will also see a Gallo-Roman theater and your guide will describe to you the foundation of Lyon, called at that time Lugdunum.  Next head to the Croix-Rousse, well known for the silk industry, where the Canuts or silk workers once lived and worked. Admire the beautifully painted buildings which now make up one of the city's most unique and vibrant districts.

Lyon: Audio Guide Walking Tour of Fourvière District

3. Lyon: Audio Guide Walking Tour of Fourvière District

Explore a district known as the cradle of Lyon with its incredible ruins still standing. Let the district come to life with stories of its history automatically triggered by your location as you walk. Begin your tour on the Esplanade de Fourvière and its mini replica of the Eiffel Tower. Discover the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière, the symbol of the city, majestically placed on the hill. Stroll through sights like the Amphitheater and the Sanctuary of Cybèle. Use the app to go at your own pace, and take breaks whenever you wish. Hear fascinating facts about the district as your discover its heritage in this relaxed and informative way.

Lyon: Fourvière Hill Exploration Game

4. Lyon: Fourvière Hill Exploration Game

The city game starts at Fourvière Basilica’s Forecourt. It will take you between 1 to 1,5 hours to complete and you can also explore at your own pace: pause the game and resume anytime from the location where you paused it. You will finish at Maison de Guignol Theater. As you solve challenges, the story unfolds and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. Ready for an adventure? After your booking you will receive an email with instructions on how to download and play the game on your phone. You can play on your own, in a large group or in several smaller groups that compete against each other and meet at the final stop of the game.

Lyon: Guided Segway Tour of Fourviere Hill

5. Lyon: Guided Segway Tour of Fourviere Hill

Before starting your visit, meet your local guide in the Old Town (Vieux-Lyon). After a short training session (around 10-15 min) on how to drive a Segway, your adventure can officially begin ! Then, after a few minutes of driving, you will be more comfortable on your Segway. So, let’s climb effortlessly to the top of the most famous hill in Lyon: Fourviere. Stop at the Basilica of our Lady of Fourviere. Take in gorgeous panoramic views over the city and its surroundings. And if the weather is clement, you might even see the Mont Blanc. Before going back to the Old Town, stop by the Roman Theaters, where the city of Lyon was built and called Lugdunum. Finally, reach the starting point in the heart of the old city. You will be charmed by its Renaissance style, its colorful facades and its cobblestone streets.

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What people are saying about Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 60 reviews

The walking tour itself was excellent. Getting it going was not. They send you a QR code in one of several emails. I assumed there was a place to scan the code somehow at the meeting spot. The spot was an exact location but it would have helped if they had said just go there and you’ll be able to start the tour. It wasn’t clear and I list over an hour wondering around asking people if they knew anything. I had to call customer service and it was another 20-30 minutes to get a response. He was very good and I finally understood what to do. It ended well, but NOT sending a QR code would help, as well as a better and simpler instruction of where and exactly how to start would be beneficial. I enjoyed it very much.

Very knowledgeable and friendly guide. He chose a very nice course and answered our questions. Wonderful way to discover this pretty city without fatigue, especially for old Lyon for seniors who are not very mobile.

our guide was very knowledgeable and gave us en excellent tour. Even though it was starting to get warm, he would find cool places to stop. He even found is a great bouchon for lunch which was. air conditioned.

I highly recommend this tour! The tour guide really knows the city and shows the soul of the city. Would recommend to do this in the morning before 12h, because more things are available for tourist.

Easy booking, friendly guide who speaks our language and tells many interesting stories. Gladly again if it is offered.