The hill of Fourvière dominates the city of Lyon, and has been since antiquity a unique place of prayer for the people of Lyon who call it “the hill that prays”.
It is here, site of the martyrdom of Saint Pothinus, that the first Christians expressed their faith by placing themselves under the protection of Marie. Built in the 19th century the basilica was constructed at the request of thousands of the people of Lyon.
Each year there are more than 2 million people who “climb” the Fourvière where they discover a unique view of the city of Lyon. Symbol of religious heritage in France, the basilica and the site are listed as World Heritage by UNESCO.
The spiritual life of the sanctuary is dynamic, with the divine offices being offered daily as well a personal welcome. Pilgrims can visit the basilica and the museum of religious art.
The basilica of Fourvière is a nice stop-over for your pilgrimage in France.