Notre Dame de Fourvière is way up on a hill, basically the highest point in the city. You can get there on foot but we chose to use our 1-jour transport passes to hop on the funicular. FUNicular! See? So much fun on this day!
If you're questioning if you're in the right place, just read what's on the butt of the funicular. This one says Vieux-Lyon Fourvière, which means it goes between those two stops. Fourvière is where we wanna be!
There's an upper sanctuary and a lower sanctuary. We only visited the lower since the upper was closed that day.
The cathedral was started in 1872 and commissioned with private funds. The architecture has Roman and Byzantine inspiration, re: arches & columns and mosaics & sparkle.
The main bonus of being so high up is the spectacular views. I love the orange roof tiles on all of the buildings. It just looks so French.
Another fun feature on top of the hill? It's a little 3D map!