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Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste

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Address: 70 rue Saint Jean, 69005, Lyon, France
Phone Number: 04 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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It's a much needed counter part to the overladen decoration of the basilica. I think one shoud visit both to keep the balance and the insight to the long history of old Lyon.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's a much needed counter part to the overladen decoration of the basilica. I think one shoud visit both to keep the balance and the insight to the long history of old Lyon.

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Gardonne, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This cathedral, which you can see from all over Lyon, and from where you can see all Lyon, is a wonderful building, full of interesting details. Look out for the glass paintings and be sure to visit all the smaller niches around in the church. An absolute must if you visit Lyon. Take the special tram up and walk down.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This wonderful Roman Catholic Cathedral was completed in 1476 and is dedicated to Saint John the Baptist. The building is 80 meters long and is in a Gothic architectural style, housing the Lyon Astronomical Clock from the 14th Century. The metro makes this a very easy Cathedral to visit, which you should definitely do if you are in Lyon. Not... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The stained glass is beautiful; amazing that most of them date to the 13th century. Beautiful how the light from them reflects on the floor, the wood. Don't forget to,go down the marble stairs - there is another church there.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The creamy stonework of the cathedral has been well scrubbed inside and out in recent years and currently must look as pristine as when it was begun over 800 years ago. Inside it's rather plain, there are no period carved pews etc so clearly it has suffered a lot of turmoil, my guess being around the time of the French... More 

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Lleida, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This cathedral is placed at the Lyon old town. The cathedral is big and nice. Inside there is also a free entrance musuem of old religious reliquiae.

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Shell Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not to be missed. History history history. Enjoy the columns and their differences along with the storytelling of the glass and figurines.

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Wellington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We preferred the Cathedral to the Basilica. It was drop dead gorgeous inside. The views outside were stunning and there was a gorgeous restaurant and great gift shop nearby. Highly recommend to walk up, cable car or you can drive up!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The cathedral in Saint Jean Baptiste plaza ! Impressive outside and inside ! Worth the visit for sure. When we arrived, mass had started and the church was full ! Very pretty, worth the visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I liked a lot the way this cathedral was (and is) "incorporated" in the Old Lyon City. Interior is also quite impressive.

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