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Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste

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A 12th-century Gothic cathedral with impressive stained-glass windows.
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70 rue Saint Jean, 69005, Lyon, France
Vieux Lyon - Quarantaine
+33 4 78 54 76 21
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Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

The Cathedral is located by the edge of the old town, and has easy access for those who are challenged to go to the main Cathedral above.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 6 December 2018

We didn't realize how beautiful the inside of this church was going to be. The gold used in the paintings and just the paintings themselves were amazing. Very busy though so plan your trip to avoid the crowds.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 28 November 2018 via mobile

Just outside vieux lyon station... there's a beautiful old clock inside the cathedral. Good to have a look if u pass by.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 20 November 2018

Initially a tourist guide brought us here to show us the Astronomical Clock, which is undergoing repairs but should be working by 2020. We went to Sunday morning Mass which took 1 hr 15 minutes, complete with singing. We could not understand most of it...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank GYWX
Reviewed 13 November 2018

Built around 1180 on the site of an older church it is very interesting and historical. It houses an amazing astronomical clock and is located in the Place Saint Jean in Old Lyon. Under renovation is still well worth the visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 8 November 2018

There is a lot of Cathedrals in this world; so the competition is hard. From my point of view this is an average one and unfortunately the inside were under reconstruction when I was there - so difficult to really judge this place.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Anders A
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Even more impressive at night time!!! Look out for some Roman ruins and the sight of the original first cristian church just outside the Cathedral!!! A must do!!!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mr_rubenschmidt
Reviewed 30 October 2018

Saint-Jean Cathedral dedicated to John the Baptist stands on the site where the religious buildings were before. Saint-Jean is an important Cathedral of France. Many important events took place here. For instance, the enthronement of cardinal Richelieu, and earlier the wedding of Henry IV and...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

We finished a walking tour where it began at the cathedral. It has a very lovely exterior on the remarkable town square. It is a centerpiece of the Vieux Lyon. Unfortunately while we could assess what was finished, there interior is being restored so much...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

A typical cathedral like any other. Stones an high ceilings. Not my cup of tea but it’s a bit cool to realize this being built in year 830-834. 4 years is a short time for such a huge building.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Response from 376vickif | Reviewed this property |
Yes. I would still have a walk around. Interesting architecture and views.
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