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Eglise Saint Nizier

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RECONSTRUCTION, DESTRUCTION CYCLE

Like many churches in Lyon, l’église Saint-Nizier has a long history with the endless cycle of... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2018
KTGP
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Adelaide, Australia
Lovely old church in Cordeliers neighborhood, a great landmark from the heights!

Take a few minutes to enter the church. Quite old for the neighborhood and lends a peaceful note to... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
Merrill M
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Northbrook, Illinois
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Reviewed 6 days ago

It is large and old but not particularly impressive. There is very little stained glass which detracts from the interest. There is nice woodwork wrapped around behind the altar. There are many side chapels but they are pretty dark.

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Reviewed 15 August 2018

Like many churches in Lyon, l’église Saint-Nizier has a long history with the endless cycle of destruction and reconstruction. Supposedly in the 5th century a church called the, "Church of the Holy Apostles and the 48 martyrs", was built to house the relics of the...More

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Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

Interesting old church with lots of nice paintings and a nice Gothic exterior. I only popped inside for a minute, but it’s also got a decent interior.

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Reviewed 10 July 2018

Take a few minutes to enter the church. Quite old for the neighborhood and lends a peaceful note to your busy walking around.

Thank Merrill M
Reviewed 21 June 2018

In contrast to the religious authority of the cathedral across the Saone, at the time this old church was seen as a safe haven for the city's merchants. Separation of ecclesiastic and economic realms through churches. What a different a world from that after the...More

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Reviewed 27 May 2018

This church is situated in the Lyon Presqu'île area, and looks beautiful from the outside. You can already spot it from the Raône, and it is worth to come a little closer to admire its architecture. Entrance is free, so consider taking a look inside,...More

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Reviewed 16 May 2018

Church is beautiful and you get the most stunning views of Lyon. Take the tram and save your energy.

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Reviewed 3 May 2018

Came across St Vizier on a self-guided tour and it really is impressive to see - Lyon really does have some wonderful churches. It's the exterior that pleases the most, with its steeples that don't conform to symmetry. Lovely. Worth a look.

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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

I loved Lyon for all the beautiful churches and cathedrals, was taken back by the architecture and history these buildings had!

Thank Theaussie11
Reviewed 8 January 2018

On a Sunday morning, the streets of Lyon are empty and you just have to walk into a church to know where everyone is.

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