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Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste is located in Lyon's Old Town. It was founded by the first two bishops of Lyon. Begun in 1180 on the ruins of a 6th-century church, it was completed in 1476. The apse and choir are of Romanesque design but the...More
Yes it is not the basilica, but it is worth stop to see. The church is in the heart of the old town of Lyon with a large open square in the front and it’s back to the Saône river. A metro stop is not...More
Another loss after what I'm sure was a gorgeous church was ruined by the reformation. Now it is undergoing restoration. Be sure to look at the astrological clock, even though it isn't working it is still cool.
This cathedral in Vieux Lyon is unmissable. It has beautifully preserved carving around the doorways and an interesting astronomical clock inside. Sadly the clock was not working because of some repairs which were taking place inside the church when we visited.
The church’s architecture is gorgeous. The details on the building and inside are beautiful. There’s like a square where the church is at so there’s lots of shops and restaurants. And if you go up higher, the basilica will be at the top of Lyon.
When we were there, most of the church was covered in canvas and scaffolding, and hammers were pounding away, so not the serene environment one expects in a church. The clock, attacked by the crazy iranian guy a few years ago, is still not repaired....More