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Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste

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Address: 70 rue St. Jean, Lyon, France
Phone Number: 04 78 54 76 21
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Description: A 12th-century Gothic cathedral with impressive stained-glass windows.
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A French beauty.

An absolutely breathtaking church. The art and decor is gorgeous. A peaceful space to pray and feel the presence of a higher being. I lit candles, prayed and made a donation , all... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 16, 2015
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Durban, South Africa

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

An absolutely breathtaking church. The art and decor is gorgeous. A peaceful space to pray and feel the presence of a higher being. I lit candles, prayed and made a donation , all so nourishing …… We were fortunate to sit in on a service , although in another language, we felt like we understood the message of peace and... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Awe inspiring. Very old cathedral, I believe they said it's either the oldest church in Europe or in France.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 via mobile

The Cathedral is as beautiful as the city of Lyon. Lovely square in front of the Cathedral is full of tourists of course, but it is easy to find a good picture opportunity. The entrance is free, including the treasury which has interesting richly adorned religious objects on display, the 14th century treasures. The interior of the Cathedral is austere... More 

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Port Coquitlam, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Unfortunately when i visited, they were doing construction on half the cathedral. But they still had a lot of it open to the public. Beside the cathedral they also have the ruins of a second church. Its interesting to see and may be worth checking out while you're there.

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Westminster, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Not just the cathedral but the area surrounding is really amazing. There are ruins of two early structures just to the right of the cathedral that are also very interesting. Several days as we were walking past there were kids playing guitars and singing, one afternoon there was a group of adults singing, they were amazing.

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We were here on a Viking River Cruise, and even though it was a very chilly morning, we took the bus tour here from the ship. As you can see from some of the other reviews on this subject, some people liked the stained glass and interior, and some did not. I thought it was beautiful, and together with the... More 

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Manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This is a lovely medieval cathedral undergoing refurbishment to much of the interior. To compensate, the cathedral have a video projected on to the protective screen. The best of Vieux Lyon is outside.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

This is a lovely cathedral, particularly beautiful when lit up at night and viewed from above. My recommendation woudl be to visit here before taking the stairs of doom up to the golden clad Basillica on top of the hill as it may seem somewhat spartan by comparison. Sit outside on the square and watch the world go by and... More 

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Drammen, Buskerud, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Beautiful building and Nice arcitechture. Outside and inside. Great view over the city from the hill. Absolute Worth a visist! Only tickets coast a amount of Money. Nice suvenir shops and resurant.

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purley surrey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

The outside entrance surround was good to look at but inside was pretty Spartan and the stained glass not really to my taste - other than the rose window - which was lovely but a little small.

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Additional Information about Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste

Address: Address: 70 rue St. Jean, Lyon, France
Phone Number: 04 78 54 76 21
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Rhone-Alpes  >  Rhone  >  Lyon>  > Vieux Lyon - Quarantaine
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 8:15 am - 7:45 pm
Tuesday 8:15 am - 7:45 pm
Wednesday 8:15 am - 7:45 pm
Thursday 8:15 am - 7:45 pm
Friday 8:15 am - 7:45 pm
Saturday 8:15 am - 7:00 pm

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