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“Beautiful Building” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste

Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste
70 rue St. Jean, Lyon, France (Vieux Lyon - Quarantaine)
04 78 54 76 21
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Ranked #15 of 69 Attractions in Lyon
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: A 12th-century Gothic cathedral with impressive stained-glass windows.
Lichfield, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful Building”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

The clock was exceptional! The building is surprisingly simple for its period. The artistic quality of the side chapels is outstanding. Would certainly recommend a visit.

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“Beautiful.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

Do stop by and look at the astronomical clock. Try and read up on the history of it. I was part of a walking tour and our guide provided the explanation which enhanced the appreciation of the workmanship. The presentation is on several times a day, and it was worth seeing if you have never seen it before.

Visited August 2012
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“Lovely”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

In a way , this Cathedral is the prettiest in Lyon. The carvings , stained glass, the beautful square and fountain in front all make it worth a visit.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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“Wonderful gargoyles!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

If you can, visit the Cathedral with a tour guide who can tell you about all the gargoyles and carvings, the small set of Roman ruins nearby, and the tabboules (secret passageways) of Old Town right next to the Cathedral. Definitely worth it as a historical place to visit, and unlike the Basilica, this one is at river level so no real climbing involved!

Visited August 2012
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“Beautiful cathedral”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

Amazing views over the city and the cathedral itself is absolutely stunning. The views from the top are not for the faint hearted but are most certainly breathtaking.

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