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Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste: Tours & Tickets

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A 12th-century Gothic cathedral with impressive stained-glass windows.
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70 rue Saint Jean, 69005 Lyon, France
Vieux Lyon - Quarantaine
+33 4 78 54 76 21
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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

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank nickJ4005HT
Reviewed yesterday

The architectural elements, superb interior decorations make this cathedral an destination in itself.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank EUcivilization
Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Mike S
Reviewed 6 days ago

Escape from the city, from time, from space: enter the cathedral and admire the colours of the windows. Don't forget to have a close look at the astonomical clock!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Anne-Marie C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank SarahKraus
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 1010bernardf
Reviewed 16 September 2019 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank bmontes1752
Reviewed 4 September 2019 via mobile

Beautiful Cathedral, great square to sit in and watch all the people walking by and the musicians basking. Lots of restaurants and shops in this area.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Debsabbott
Reviewed 30 August 2019

I love old churches. The stained glass , astronomical clock, and the statue of Christ by the altar are all worthy of a stop on your meandering walk through Lyon.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank morelqueen
Reviewed 1 August 2019

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

Date of experience: July 2019
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10 August 2018|
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Response from 376vickif | Reviewed this property |
Yes. I would still have a walk around. Interesting architecture and views.
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