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Eglise Saint Georges, Lyon

Categories: Churches, Tourist Spots
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4.7/5 based on 15 reviews on the web
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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  • Good design is a classic traditional church architecture, majestic from the outside and strictly inside.
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  • Very beautiful church with a Spire! It is located in 10 minutes walk from the area with trabulâmi! Very impressive interiors-classic to Gothic churches, modest, but at the same time light and airy! Inside the little visitors-you can sit on a bench and think about what he had seen in the city. This is a place you must visit, though not very unleashed by and known to everybody.
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  • A beautiful church on the river bank with some benches in a tiny garden outside. Sadly the aesthetic is interrupted by the metal cages protecting the stained glass. The inside is well kept but wasn't ...  read more »
  • Great architectural building structure. I like the atmosphere inside the Eglise. Good restaurants and bars à proximité
  • Superb Church, beautiful stones and sculptures, noted the elephants on the Bell Tower
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