Opening hours of the gates of the esplanade: 7am-9.30pm
Opening hours of the Basilica: 7am-7pm
Group visits are not allowed during mass (7.30am, 9.30am, 11am and 5.30pm on ordinary days. For liturgical feast days, ask mass times beforehand).
Annual closing of the Museum and the Treasury, from the first Sunday of January until mid-March.
Temporary closing between two exhibitions for setting up and disassembling (around 10 days). Please note that during those temporary closings, it is not possible to visit the Treasury.
Two shops are available to you on both sides of the Basilica:
The “Boutique de Fourvière” is located on the esplanade, next to the Pilgrim’s shelter.
• April-September: open every day from 9am to 6.45pm
• October-December: open on weekends
• Annual closing from January to March
You can find there a great variety of items:
• religious and tourist postcards
• religious and tourist books
• Souvenirs of Lyons and of Fourvière (magnets, key holders, tableware, tee-shirts, snow globes, collector’s dice, pens, stationery, etc.)
• Religious items: votive candles, rosary beads, medals, crosses, crucifixes, statues, icons, gifts for first holy communion and baptism, nativity scenes, monastic produce and different items of pilgrimage and piety.
• Gadgets, toys, miniature items and knick-knacks.
• Photo devices: memory card, disposable cameras, film rolls, batteries.
On site selling only.
More information at +33 (0)4 78 25 87 99
The Restaurant de Fourvière:
From the Restaurant de Fourvière located on the edge of the hill, at the same level as the Basilica, you will have an amazing view of the city of Lyons through the large panoramic bay windows. You will enjoy this night view of the city in the best seats providing that you book ahead.
The restaurant offers:
• a menu with the best local dishes.
• a choice of quality wines with one selected and highlighted every month.
Capacity: 100 covers inside, 50 covers on the panoramic terrace during high season. With access and toilets for people with disabilities.
For more information and booking:
9, place de Fourvière 69005 Lyon
Phone: + 33 (0)4 78 25 21 15
Fax: +33 (0)4 72 57 90 12
Open on weekends from 10am to 6pm, and from April to September, every day from 9am to 6.45pm.
Drinks and light meals.
The Pilgrim’s shelter
The Fourvière Foundation makes available to pilgrims and visitors a room so they can rest and have something to eat. It is open every day from 12am to 2pm.
To prepare your break at the Pilgrim’s shelter, you should get information about opening times and possible unavailability beforehand by calling at +33 (0)4 78 25 86 19.
(It is not possible to book this room; it is reserved primarily to people who have activities on site: pilgrims, children, etc.)
The toilets can be found next to the Pilgrim’s shelter and are open every day from 8am to 6.30pm.
The car park on the esplanade is located on the left of the Basilica. It opens every day at 9.15am and closes at 9.30pm in winter and 11pm in summer. It is available to pilgrims and visitors. It is subject to possible closures during events or works.
The Gardens of the Rosary, located under the Basilica, were designed in Bossan’s plan to isolate this place of prayer from the chaos of the city.
The Door of the Lions, giving access to the crypt, was meant to be the main access to the Basilica in Bossan’s original project. In the 19th century, the gardens contained stations representing the different mysteries of the rosary.
At the bottom of the gardens, you can find the Maison de Lorette, where Pauline Jaricot lived. She was a great figure of the Propagation of Faith and the founder of the Universal Living Rosary Association in the 19th century.
These gardens offer a very nice stroll on the way from the Vieux Lyon area to the Basilica.
The sanctuary of Fourvière does not offer accommodation to visitors. However there are many options such as:
5km away, VALPRE: hotel establishment in a large property of 6 hectares near Lyon.
The centre de Valpré offers 110 high-class rooms, in a quiet verdant scenery with a view of Fourvière. Ideal for tour groups or seminars.
■ 110 single, twin or double rooms of which 50 are “high-quality” and were renovated in 2007-2008
■ rooms for disabled people
■ private car park
1 chemin de Chalin – BP 165 -69131 Ecully Cedex
Phone: +33 (0)4.72.18.05.05
Fax: +33 (0)4.72.18.05.99
500m away, CENTRE JEAN BOSCO with a capacity of 36 rooms, very close to the Basilica of Fourvière: http://www.centrejeanbosco.com/
5km away, DOMAINE SAINT JOSEPH with a capacity of 100 rooms: