Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourviere is a Basilica in Lyon, France. It is also known as the "upside down elephant" because of its building and towers. It sits on top of Fourviere hill, which offers visitors many panoramic views of the city. It welcomes more than 2 million tourists each year and has become a French landmark.
It is designed by Pierre Bossan with Byzantine and Romanesque architecture. It is constructed with mosaics and stained glass. The Basilica contains the Museum of Sacred Art and the Shrine of Notre-Dame de Fourviere.
Annually, it hosts the Fete des Lumieres or the Festival of Lights as a way to thank the Virgin Mary for saving the city from the bubonic plague and other catastrophes.Places nearby:
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