(Basilica of Fourviere)
Rhone - France
Lyon : site historique inscrit au patrimoine mondial de l'humanité par l'UNESCO
(Lyon historic site world heritage of humanity by UNESCO)
Photo: V. Formica
This is postmarked in 2009.
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Lyon or Lyons is a city in east-central France, situated between Paris and Marseille. It has a significant role in the history of cinema due to Auguste and Louis Lumière, who invented the cinematographe in Lyon.
The city is also known for its famous light festival, 'Fête des Lumières,' which occurs every 8 December and lasts for four days, earning Lyon the title of 'Capital of Lights'.
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The Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière (known as Basilique de Fourvière in French) was built with private funds between 1872 and 1884.
Here is one more postcard from Lyons...