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Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière

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

Lyon City Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus Tour

1. Lyon City Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus Tour

Choose a 1-day ticket for this Lyon hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus tour and discover the city’s landmarks and monuments. With 12 stops on the Green Line, you’ll be able to fully enjoy the sights of Lyon from an open-top double-decker bus. Hop on and hop off as many times as you like as you see the main attractions of the city, such as the Basilica of Notre Dame de Fourvière, the district of Vieux Lyon, the Halles Paul Bocuse with local products, or the Parc Tête d’Or to admire the most beautiful roses. Organize your itinerary any way you like at your own pace. The Green Line offers a 1-day ticket for the hop-on-hop-off bus. Green line stops: • Place Bellecour • Terreaux • Mur Peint • Palais de Justice • Vieux Lyon • Perrache • Musée des Confluences • Berges du Rhône • Théâtres Gallo-Romains • Fourvière • Parc des Hauteurs

Lyon: Day or Night Pedicab Tour

2. 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: Fourvière District Audio Guided Walking Tour

3. Lyon: Fourvière District Audio Guided Walking Tour

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: 2-Hour Panoramic E-Bike Tour

4. 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: City Highlights Segway Tour

5. Lyon: City Highlights Segway Tour

Discover the streets of Lyon in a fun way on this guided Segway tour. Feel confident while you drive with the included safety briefing and tutorial session before the tour. Uncover the charm of the Old Town and be refreshed on a ride through Tête d'Or Park. Meet your guide at a centrally-located point in the Old Town (Vieux-Lyon) and learn how to drive a Segway before heading off on your riding adventure. Cross thorugh the red Bellecour Square, the city's main square. Zip along at high speeds on the banks of the slow-flowing Rhône river. Take in sweeping views of Lyon as your hair blows in the wind. Admire views of the old Hospital (Grand Hôtel-Dieu), the Basilica Notre Dame de Fourvière, and Croix-Rousse. After a few moments arrive in Tête d'Or Park's verdant oasis. Visit the botanical garden, see a part of the zoo, and go for a stroll along the lake before ending the tour with a stop in Terreaux Square to see its 19th century Fontaine Bartholdi fountain.

Lyon: City Cruise with Charcuterie, Cheese, and Wine

6. Lyon: City Cruise with Charcuterie, Cheese, and Wine

relax on board the boat for a gourmet cruise while discovering lyon: the fourviere basilica, the slopes of the red cross, the national music conservatory, the new confluence district this a unique experience to do during your trip to lyon. it's the promise of a chill moment while delighting your taste buds embarkation and disembarkation at the port of the dock of Confluence : 1 quai antoine riboud, next to the captaincy Easy parking at the parking lot of the Confluence shopping center Enjoy the superb panorama! your hostess will be able to tell you the key places during the cruise and will take care of you to make you live this unique experience !

Lyon: City Highlights Self-Guided Audio Tour with App

7. Lyon: City Highlights Self-Guided Audio Tour with App

Explore Lyon like a local using an app with audio narration and excellent navigation. Choose which sights you'd like to see and let the app do the work by customizing a walking route for you. Stop at each landmark to listen to information provided by the app, learning about each area in depth. Immerse yourself in Lyon's fascinating culture and history thanks to this app. Visit iconic landmarks, including the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Lyon Cathedral, and many more. Best of all, steer clear of crowded group tours with strict schedules. Stop whenever you feel like it to visit each sight in depth or to taste the delicious local dishes Lyon is famous for, and enjoy a walking tour of this city at your own pace.

Lyon: Fourvière Hill Exploration Game

8. 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

9. 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

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Well worth the cost. We experienced areas of the city we’d have never visited on foot. The recorded narration was educational.

Bus was brand new and the service was excellent. We enjoyed the trip. Driver and the crew was amazing. Do not missed!!!

Great way to see the city and all the major points of interest with a local! Worth it!

it was a great experience to be seated and audioguided through out the city

Such a great overview of the city and what it has to offer