Eglise Saint Georges

Eglise Saint Georges, Lyon

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Wendy V
Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada1,101 contributions
We were walking around Vieux Lyon on a Sunday late morning, a beautiful sunny day in late October, and some people mentioned that this church was open and having a service and it would probably be OK to go inside. So we went in, feeling a little awkward because we are not Catholic, and the church was full, with lots of families in the congregation. It was mid-service, with priests in red mitres and full regalia, with altar boys helping out and the organ playing. The singing and acoustics were gorgeous. There was incense in the air at the altar, so it was kind of misty, and the near-noon sunlight was steaming through the yellow/red/orange stained glass windows through the mist. It was breathtakingly beautiful and almost magical. It was a moment we will never forget, and quite emotional to experience.
Written May 26, 2020
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia40,271 contributions
A beautiful church, both inside and out, Eglise Saint Georges has a long history. The
current building was constructed in the mid-19th century, but the actual site on which it is located goes back centuries, as long back as around the 6th century. Worth a visit and it's got river views too.
Written August 7, 2020
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minnesotans4
Saint Paul, MN2,654 contributions
Family
St George’s Church was located on the river and .2 km from Old Lyon. A former church was here in 505 AD and was destroyed during a raid of the Saracens. In the 14th Century, it was a parish church. The current church was built in 1845 but was abandoned in the late 1970s-1990’s. Repairs were done in 2007. It’s Gothic Revival architecture. The stained glass windows showed mostly St George. Worth seeing for its uniqueness.
Written May 22, 2022
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Fernwehsarah | Luxury Travel Blog
Berlin, Germany329 contributions
This beautiful church is a little outside of Vieux Lyon and thus less overrun by tourists! And it is absolutely gorgoeus for photographers! Indeed, this place made it on my list of the 12 most instagrammable spots in Lyon on my blog :)
Written October 19, 2018
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fiamma11
Vienna, VA4,003 contributions
This Catholic church is a beautiful example of Neogothic architecture; Its position right on the river lends even more to its esthetics. Add a beautiful view and it is worthy of a visit.
Written September 3, 2020
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DrDee2014
Scottsdale, AZ328 contributions
Solo
Lovely church on the bank of the Saone river; not very old, but inspiring. The thing that I found most unusual was the stained glass, more like painted glass, as the images were part of a larger pane, not created by many small pieces. The carving at the entrance of Saint George slaying the Dragon was quite unique.
Written June 26, 2017
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Staidthere
Jakarta, Indonesia2,546 contributions
Couples
This Neogothic Catholic church, completed in 1848, was built on the site of an earlier church that was established in the year 550. We were unable to go inside the church when we visited in the evening, but we found it was the focal point of the romantic panorama of old Lyon and the River Saone. Our favorite view included the river, the red walkway called Passerelle Paul Couturier, and the massive, well-lit Lycee Saint-Just looking down from the hilltop. The view must have inspired many young couples who strolled by the river as night fell. It inspired us.
Written January 8, 2019
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R Schmidt
Burnham, UK617 contributions
Friends
Not only part of the Lyon's landmark, but a beautifully charmimg Church standing next to the river!!! Easily accessible and open most of the evenings for a service!!!
Written November 7, 2018
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NatNatreviews
London, UK386 contributions
A beautiful church on the river bank with some benches in a tiny garden outside. Sadly the aesthetic is interrupted by the metal cages protecting the stained glass. The inside is well kept but wasn't able to wonder as there was a service on.
Written June 28, 2016
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Dutch-Mikey
Le Havre, France1,096 contributions
Business
The church is quite "normal", made by the same man who made the Basilica, and inside it like 90% of churches worldwide.

The surroundings (next to the Saone river) is very nice, and you'll come across the church is you are walking through Old Lyon.

Check the top of entrance; St George fighting the dragons!!
Written February 17, 2016
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