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Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste

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Address: 70 rue St. Jean, Lyon, France
Phone Number: +33 4 78 54 76 21
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A 12th-century Gothic cathedral with impressive stained-glass windows.

A 12th-century Gothic cathedral with impressive stained-glass windows.

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Worth a visit if you're into churches

We were visiting a lot of churches while in France and this was on our itinerary - it was worth the visit because it clearly represented a time and place in the development of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were visiting a lot of churches while in France and this was on our itinerary - it was worth the visit because it clearly represented a time and place in the development of churches.

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San Marcos, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes, I know there are wonderful churches everywhere but this one is really a sweet one; and worth look. I love to see the various churches in my travels and this one was worth seeing.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Found this place by luck wanted to go too the Notre Dame but this is a great little gem straight from the Tram station Vieux Lyon it's even a free little museum inside that's worth seeing

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are places that you cannot miss when you visit a city and Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste is one of them. For the quietness of the place in the middle of Old Lyon or for a view of the autonomic clock or simply to appreciate a piece a religious art, you must definitively pare some time for a visit.

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Hartwick, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I think that cathedrals and clipper ships (1840-1870) are the most beautiful and functional pre-industrial creation of mankind. This was another "must see" for me.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is surely a wonderful church, with an interesting exterior and interior. But travelers may want to know that in addition, St. Jean is known for the various festivals and live shows that are staged in front of the church on the main place-square. Keep your eye open during vacation/holiday periods. I am done. The end.

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Wolfville, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The cathedral took 200 years to build, and it's interior boasts stunning 13th and 14th century stained glass above the altar. A medieval astronomical clock from 1383 is in the north transcript (which was vandalized several years ago, so not in working order). Outside the Cathedral are unearthed ruins of an 11th century church, destroyed in the French Revolution. Standing... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting architecture and history. There's a beautiful old (non-working at present) medieval clock with wonderful details.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

The newer cathedral on the near hill is more impressive, but you should visit the st. Jean cathedral because of the interesting historical story behind it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We popped in here on our way somewhere else and really enjoyed wandering round and taking in the art on display. The astronomical clock is amazing and should not be missed. Unlike the one it Prague it is at ground level so you can really study the details

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