Eglise Saint Georges, Lyon

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The Église Saint-Georges is a Roman Catholic 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. The cathedral is near the Place Benoît-Crépu, between the quarter of the Quarantaine 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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  • August 5, 2017
    We have found this church beautiful. Especially the organ. These instruments are always valuable and must be maintained
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  • July 22, 2017
    Iconic image of cards postâmes tasteful docks Saone in Lyon, nice Church at the expense in the quiet neighborhood of lyon wishes before tourist jousting of St. John
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  • June 26, 2017
    Lovely church on the bank of the Saone river; not very old, but inspiring. The thing that I found most unusual was the stained glass, more like painted glass, as the images were part of a larger pane,...  more »
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  • July 19, 2017
    One of the iconic views of Lyon. Bets place to take photos of it is from the bridge!
  • May 23, 2017
    Amazing church and excellent Latin Mass
  • May 26, 2016
    Great architectural building structure. I like the atmosphere inside the Eglise. Good restaurants and bars à proximité
  • June 23, 2017
    Opposite the synagogue across the river facing the Church. It is not as well known as the Basilica and Cathedral, which are nearby, but the travel in this area will pay off here.
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  • August 5, 2017
    We found beautiful also this church. Especially the organ
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