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“Fine old cathedral”

Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste
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US$380,16*
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Old Lyon Gourmet Private Guided Tour
Ranked #29 of 248 things to do in Lyon
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Owner description: A 12th-century Gothic cathedral with impressive stained-glass windows.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 treated.

Thank bfindysz
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The stained glass and side altars of this church are very nice and worth the visit. The stained glass has detailed explanations along the adjacent columns.
The central altar and background are minimalist as if the backdrop was out for restoration...
What i saw was worth a 3 or maybe a 4 but only half is open. I did not see an indication for the length of repairs. The half under repair is draped in white and inaccessible. Too bad...
Hence, only a 2.

Thank 432JamesD
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As part of our walking tour, we went to the Cathedral - we were told lots of interesting facts about the Madeleine stories on the exterior by the front doors - also about the clock inside. There is lots of restoration work being done, which, when finished will, no doubt, be stunning! The stained glass windows were beautiful.

Thank SaraAyres
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful cathedral that is currently under partial renovation. But still a wonderful place to visit. We were fortunate to arrive while an organist was practicing. The organ music added to the spectacular setting. It seems the clock is not working during the renovation period. A must see.

Thank TomH108
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