The Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière was built in 1870 on the hill overlooking Lyon by the inhabitants of Lyon after their city was not captured by the advancing Prussian army during the Prussia-France war. Its design by Pierre Bossan is based on both Romanesque and Byzantine architectural elements. The interior is beautifully decorated and has with fine mosaics, superb stained glass and a crypt of Saint Joseph.
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