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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  • Magnificent architecture, we feel an incredible serenity, beauty, especially to visit, Lyon is a city or the Cathedral or churches have a famous
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  • Another beautiful church by your interior and exterior. Very close to the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist and so it's worth walking the short distance that separates them.
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  • The +: - well maintained Church - small church friendly and well decorated-:-do not see
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  • One of the iconic views of Lyon. Bets place to take photos of it is from the bridge!
  • Great architectural building structure. I like the atmosphere inside the Eglise. Good restaurants and bars à proximité
  • Amazing church and excellent Latin Mass
  • Nice place
  • Very poor acoustics it sounds too. I do not recommend.
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