Close to the Palace of the Popes stands the Basilica of Notre Dame des Doms, crowned by a gilded lead statue of the Virgin Mary which seems to touch the sky. This church, built in the 1100’s, and reworked in the 15th and 17th centuries, stands majestically overlooking the Rhône valley from its position on the Rocher des Doms.
A detailed visit is well worth it, for after more than two years of renovation, the basilica is now once again open to the public, from September to June: Monday to Saturday 7 to 12.30 and 2 to 6.30pm. On Sunday it is open from 2 to 6.30pm. In July and August open Monday to Saturday 7 to 6.30pm. There is no charge. Please do not disturb the faithful during liturgical services.