Guided rooftop tour

Information générales
  • Durée :
    • 1h30
  • Langue de la visite :
    • Anglais
  • Accessibilité :
    • Attention, présences de marches lors de cette visite
  • Lieu de rendez vous :
    • En haut des marches de la basilique (porte en bois)
  • Nombre de participants maximum par départ :
    • 18



Descriptif de la visite

From the rooftop of the basilica, discover a unique panorama in an historical site of Lyon, designated as UNESCO World Heritage site. You will discover the secrets of the basilica: great platform, the architect’s room, angel’s gallery, carpentry, chiming clock. Admire the view on the apse of Saint-Michel to the top of the observatory tower for a 360° view.

Durée : 1.30 hours

This visit requires to climb 345 steps. Access to the rooftop visit is submitted to meteorological conditions: thunderstone, gale warning, frost, the visit will be done to the chiming (without access to the roof), then the group will go down and our guide will end the visit by a discovery of the interior of the basilica (no refund possible). Visit not recommended to person with fear of heights.

DATE AND TIME  : No visits in December and January. 
LANGUAGE :  English
MEETING POINT : To the beginning of the guided tour (on the top of the stairs of the entrance of the basilica at your right), with your ticket, 10 minutes before the departure. Be careful to the transport’s duration: waiting time for the funicular, parking spots are limited on this area. Visit will begin on time; it won’t be possible to join the group after.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR CHILDREN UNDER 5 YEARS :  It is necessary to reserve for children under 5 years, even babies (rate for 0 to 5 years old, free). We have a limited number of 18 person for the group due to security matters.

! IF YOU HAVE A CITY CARD ! Reservation will only be done by the tourist office (not possible to buy tickets in Fourvière’s box office nor online). While arriving we need to scan your Citycards in the box office (the glass building on the esplanade). Should there be not validated there, or invalid, you will have to pay full price in order to do the visit. Subject to availability.

> Tickets are not exchangeable, nor refundable, for any motive (hold-up, sickness even COVID, lateness…). Your reservation is valid only for the time and day.


It is possible to buy your tickets on site, at the Information Point ( schedules/) subject to availability.


FreeGratuitLyon City card
01/01/2024 - 31/12/2024
Reduced price7.00€Job sseker, Student card holder, disabled card holder
Children between 5 and 17 years old7.00€
Children under 5 yearsGratuit