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Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste

70 rue Saint Jean, 69005, Lyon, France
+33 4 78 54 76 21
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A 12th-century Gothic cathedral with impressive stained-glass windows.
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  • Very good42%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
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“stained glass” (22 reviews)
“old town” (29 reviews)
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70 rue Saint Jean, 69005, Lyon, France
Vieux Lyon - Quarantaine
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"astronomical clock"
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"stained glass"
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"old town"
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"worth a visit"
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"beautiful building"
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"saint jean"
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"amazing architecture"
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"under renovation"
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"metro station"
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"fourviere hill"
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"interior"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Free entry to a lovely church which is well worth the visit There is a great clock in the church which you must not miss

Thank Gerard m
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Gothic façade of Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste is beautiful with its bas-relief portals, coats of arms, statues, (albeit some beheaded) clock and red doors. Built late 12th century, it was completed in 1481. Initially the architecture was Romanesque, however as the building was ongoing...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful building with lots of history. Currently having some work done but still worth visiting. Free entry. Need to respect no talking policy whilst in the cathedral .

Thank Mitcham20
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This cathedral is located in the old town part of Lyon. It is currently being renovated so there is partial scaffolding on the exterior and extensive areas covered inside. However it is a pleasant enough structure, less ornate internally than it's sibling on the adjacent...More

Thank Chris P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located by one of the main bridges close to the funicular railway in Old Lyon so making it easy to locate. When the restoration work is finished it will be a wonderful cathedral. What is currently visible to the public really is spectacular especially the...More

Thank ChrisandMick60
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The facade of this cathedral is the best feature. Take time to stop and look at some of the detail. Some nice photo ops. We didn't see the interior at its best because both sides were covered with scaffolding and plastic sheeting. What we could...More

Thank gfsc5
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Reviewed 12 July 2018

There was very little to see inside the cathedral due to it being swathed in cloths while renovation is taking place. it is possible to see the astronomical clock but it will not be working again for quite a long time.

Thank Bobcat605
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Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

Beautiful building in the heart of old Lyon. Plenty of restaurants and bars nearby to sit and contemplate the moment.

Thank Colin D
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Reviewed 29 June 2018

Well worth a visit, especially take a look at the treasury with some old vestments and old church articles.

Thank Tim M
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Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

While strolling the city I went to the old town area. Went into the cathedral to pay my respects to this treasure. Not my first visit. Try to stop in whenever I am in town. Always a pleasure it is still in place and well...More

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JoHancock
10 August 2018|
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Response from Vicki F | Reviewed this property |
Yes. I would still have a walk around. Interesting architecture and views.
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joemM3780CL
1 April 2017|
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