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Religious Art Museum of Fourvière


Last updated date : 24/04/2024

The museum of Fourvière is a private museum of sacred art. Created in 1960, its primary vocation was to introduce the public to the richness of the art and culture of Christianity.

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Custodian of an important collection of historical and artistic objects, regularly presented in its exhibitions, the museum also has the Fourvière treasure gathering pieces of goldsmith’s work of the 19th and the 20th century. This treasure is made from donations made for the construction of the Basilica.

Collections :
- religious silversmithing from the 18th to the 20th century
- liturgical textile of the 19th century, representative of the Lyon silk industry of that time
- background of drawings, wash, watercolors of goldsmith Armand-Calliat
- background of drawings and watercolors of the silk house Tassinari
- objects related to the construction of the Basilica (models, drawings, models …)
- objects relating to Lyon piety (ex-votos, medals, engravings …)
set of Marian statues

For more than 50 years, the museum has curated temporary exhibitions allowing a wide audience the discovery of Christian heritage treasures: French or foreign, old or contemporary.

Research department. Book store section. Free booklets of games for children, discovery trail, puzzles, postcards, etc.

Practical information


8 place de Fourvière (à droite de la basilique) - 69005 Lyon 5ème


English, French


Reduced price: 5 €
Adult: 10 €.

Free with Lyon City Card.


From 20/04 to 29/09/2024
Opening hours daily between 2 pm and 6 pm.


  • Hearing disability
  • Mental disability
  • Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs


Religious Art Museum of Fourvière

8 place de Fourvière (à droite de la basilique) - 69005 Lyon 5ème

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