The Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière (La Basilique de Fourvière in French) is a basilica in Lyon, France. It was built with private funds between 1872 and 1884. Fourvière is dedicated to the Virgin Mary, who saved the city of Lyon from a cholera epidemic sweeping Europe in 1643. Fourviere has always been a popular place of pilgrimage. There has been a shrine at Fourviere dedicated to the Virgin since 1170.