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Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste

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Address: 70 rue St. Jean, Lyon, France
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+33 4 78 54 76 21
08:15 - 19:45
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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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Gorgeous church

A beautiful church to visit in the heart of Lyon. Beautiful architecture and great artwork. A nice stop while visiting historic Lyon

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Sacramento, California
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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A beautiful church to visit in the heart of Lyon. Beautiful architecture and great artwork. A nice stop while visiting historic Lyon

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Treviso, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Cathedral Saint Jean Batptique is a very nice church close to the centre of Lyon. The has a solid structure with huge columns. Unfortunately the astronomical clock of the cathedral did not work. This was a pity. Anyway, I suggest a visit at the Cathedral , it is worthy! ps: the location around the church is very nice as... More 

Thank olivehoover
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful cathedral in the middle of the old city of Lyon. Very nice from outside and inside.

Thank venture_travel
Montseret, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You will love this place as you do all French cathedrals if that's your thing, like it is for me. It's a very stylised place, old and classical in its inspiration.

Thank Catalan66117
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The view from the Cathedral is amazing. The Cathedral itself is imposing and looking better on a cloudy day than in the sun: the seriousness of it comes across. It is a solid structure, no futile decorations. One could consider it stern but, in reality, it reaches its scope just by being there: it makes one think. All in all,... More 

Thank Mirella Menglid... M
Portland, Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Even if you're not Catholic, check it out. Fun ride in the funicular, incredible view overlooking Lyon and the two rivers. Inside - extraordinary mosaic walls. Even if your vacation threatends to become ABC (another bloody church), make an exception for this one. Easy walk to the Roman theaters.

Thank 46Elizabeth53
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

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.

Thank Narziss
San Marcos, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

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.

Thank ntflady
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 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

Thank AlexanderJames1992
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

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.

Thank Gaëtan P

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