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Eglise Saint Georges, Lyon
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The Église Saint-Georges is a church located on the Place François-Bertras, in the Vieux Lyon quarter, in the 5th arrondissement of Lyon. It is under the direction of the Primatiale parish and was named in honor of Saint George. It is near the Place Benoît-Crépu, between the quarter of the and Saint-Jean quarters.HistoryA church located on this place was built in 550, but was destroyed around 732 during a raid of the Saracens, but was restored in 802 by Leidrade. In the fourteenth century, it remained a parish church, but was used by the Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, or Order of Malta, and in 1315, the Commandery was located just next and had several windows and two cylindrical towers overlooking the Saône. Lange's family paid for the repairs of the church which were conducted by the commander Humbert de Beauvoir. In 1793, it became a hay barn and became a national property, in 1892, was restored by the architect Pollet.The current church was rebuilt in 1845 and completed in 1848, after plans by the architect Pierre Bossan who also made plans for the basilica of Fourviere. Abandoned between the late 1970s and 1989, the church was later assigned by Cardinal Albert Decourtray to the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter under the Motu proprio Ecclesia Dei, which granted the practice of liturgical books of 1962 in Latin.
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  • The Church is situated in the old town on the waterfront of the river Saône, Quai Fulchiron its façade overlooks the rue Saint-Georges. The first church on this site was built in the year 550, and like most temples of the city, has been repeatedly destroyed and restored. During the French revolution here stored hay. Considerable reconstruction in neo-Gothic style was held in the year 1845. At the same time was made a bas-relief of St. George on the façade of the building. The Church is recognized as a historical monument of France. Unfortunately, the Interior is not seen as the Sunday service was and could not get inside.
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  • The Church of St. George (Saint-Georges) is supposedly one of the ancient churches of the city, founded in the year 547. Age is impressive, but now you have to admire the building, built in neo-Gothic style is relatively recent, in 1844, the year with the participation of renowned architect l. Bresson. From the old structure virtually anything. Interesting or not is up to you to decide, we visited during a crawl of the Saint-Jean quarter of the old city. Nothing special in the Church is not memorable, in general-some standard for such structures, a little of that, a bit of this.
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  • Good design is a classic traditional church architecture, majestic from the outside and strictly inside.
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  • Great architectural building structure. I like the atmosphere inside the Eglise. Good restaurants and bars à proximité
  • Beautiful architecture, very small church and not it was open so I disappointed a bit, you can stay settled for see the bus that goes back to the city
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  • Small church cute South of old Lyon, and the most beautiful, though that unknown.
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  • beautiful small church of old Lyon
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  • Beautiful church!
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