Notre-Dame Basilica, Lyon Photos

The Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière (1872-84) designed by Pierre-Marie Bossan is a prominent landmark atop Fourvière Hill. It was built in a flamboyant style in thanks for Lyon being spared from invasion & and plague.

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Fourvière Hill seen from Soane River topped by Basilique Notre-Dame. Lyon, France.Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière atop Fourvière Hill. Lyon, France.Towers of Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière. Lyon, France.Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière. Lyon, France.
Fourvière Hill seen from Soane River topped by Basilique Notre-Dame. Lyon, France.Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière atop Fourvière Hill. Lyon, France.Towers of Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière. Lyon, France.Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière (1872-84). Lyon, France. Style: Eclectic. Architect: Pierre-Marie Bossan.
Facade of Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière. Lyon, France.Facade of Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière. Lyon, France.Corner tower of Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière. Lyon, France.St. Michael atop Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière. Lyon, France.
Facade of Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière. Lyon, France.Facade of Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière. Lyon, France.Corner tower of Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière. Lyon, France.St. Michael atop Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière. Lyon, France.
Bell tower of Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière. Lyon, France.Virgin Mary atop bell tower of Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière. Lyon, France.Carvings on front of Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière. Lyon, France.Carving of citizens kneeling before Virgin Mary in pediment over row of carved angels on facade of Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière. Lyon, France.
Bell tower of Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière. Lyon, France.Virgin Mary atop bell tower of Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière. Lyon, France.Carvings on front of Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière. Lyon, France.Carving of citizens kneeling before Virgin Mary in pediment over row of carved angels on facade of Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière. Lyon, France.
Entrance columns of Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière. Lyon, France.Entrance arches of Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière. Lyon, France.Winged lion of Lyon at entrance of Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière. Lyon, France.Lion on door of Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière. Lyon, France.
Entrance columns of Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière. Lyon, France.Entrance arches of Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière. Lyon, France.Winged lion of Lyon at entrance of Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière. Lyon, France.Lion on door of Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière. Lyon, France.
Angel on facade of Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière. Lyon, France.Carved David slaying Goliath on facade of Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière. Lyon, France.Virgin Mary on facade of Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière. Lyon, France.Entrance capital in shape of winged ram at Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière. Lyon, France.
Angel on facade of Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière. Lyon, France.Carved David slaying Goliath on facade of Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière. Lyon, France.Virgin Mary on facade of Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière. Lyon, France.Entrance capital in shape of winged ram at Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière. Lyon, France.
Frieze panel of angel staying hand of Isaac sacrificing Jacob at Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière. Lyon, France.Interior of Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière. Lyon, France.High altar at Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière. Lyon, France.Ceiling vaults at Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière. Lyon, France.
Frieze panel of angel staying hand of Isaac sacrificing Jacob at Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière. Lyon, France.Interior of Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière. Lyon, France.High altar at Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière. Lyon, France.Ceiling vaults at Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière. Lyon, France.
Ceiling mosaic of St. Joseph with four winged symbols of evangelists at Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière. Lyon, France.Ceiling mosaic of Virgin with angels at Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière. Lyon, France.Ceiling mosaic of Virgin with baby Jesus at Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière. Lyon, France.Carved columns topped with angels holding traits of Virgin Mary at Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière. Lyon, France.
Ceiling mosaic of St. Joseph with four winged symbols of evangelists at Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière. Lyon, France.Ceiling mosaic of Virgin with angels at Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière. Lyon, France.Ceiling mosaic of Virgin with baby Jesus at Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière. Lyon, France.Carved columns topped with angels holding traits of Virgin Mary at Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière. Lyon, France.
Pulpit at Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière. Lyon, France.Door lintel with symbol of evangelist St. Mark at Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière. Lyon, France.Door lintel with symbol of evangelist St. Luke at Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière. Lyon, France.Door lintel with symbol of evangelist St. John at Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière. Lyon, France.
Pulpit at Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière. Lyon, France.Door lintel with symbol of evangelist St. Mark at Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière. Lyon, France.Door lintel with symbol of evangelist St. Luke at Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière. Lyon, France.Door lintel with symbol of evangelist St. John at Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière. Lyon, France.
Door lintel with symbol of evangelist St. Mathew at Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière. Lyon, France.Carving of pelican feeding young with own blood symbol of Christ's sacrifice at Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière. Lyon, France.Mosaic of Council of Ephesus in 431 at Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière. Lyon, France.Mosaic of Battle of Lepanto in 1571 & Christian victory over Turkish fleet at Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière. Lyon, France.
Door lintel with symbol of evangelist St. Mathew at Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière. Lyon, France.Carving of pelican feeding young with own blood symbol of Christ's sacrifice at Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière. Lyon, France.Mosaic of Council of Ephesus in 431 at Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière. Lyon, France.Mosaic of Battle of Lepanto in 1571 & Christian victory over Turkish fleet at Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière. Lyon, France.
Mosaic of Pope Pie IX before Vatican proclaiming dogma of Immaculate Conception at Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière. Lyon, France.Mosaic of St. Pothin arriving in Lyon in 177 to spread faith at Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière. Lyon, France.Mosaic of Joan of Arc's Triumphant Arrival in Orleans & other events in her life at Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière. Lyon, France.King Louis XIII & wife Anne of Austria offer France to Virgin Mary for heir to throne who becomes future King Louis XIV at Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière. Lyon, France.
Mosaic of Pope Pie IX before Vatican proclaiming dogma of Immaculate Conception at Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière. Lyon, France.Mosaic of St. Pothin arriving in Lyon in 177 to spread faith at Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière. Lyon, France.Mosaic of Joan of Arc's Triumphant Arrival in Orleans & other events in her life at Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière. Lyon, France.King Louis XIII & wife Anne of Austria offer France to Virgin Mary for heir to throne who becomes future King Louis XIV at Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière. Lyon, France.
Metallic tower of Fourvière Hill copied Eiffel Tower when started as observation platform, but now is strictly communications tower. Lyon, France.


Metallic tower of Fourvière Hill (1892-4) copied Eiffel Tower when started as observation platform, but now is strictly communications tower. Lyon, France.



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