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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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  • I can't give my opinion of the interior, because it only opens for mass. With regard to the outside, very nice by the four sides.
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  • The Church is located in the Saint Georges district. From the outside, it makes a very good impression and invites you to visit. Unfortunately, it was closed. We were there on a Friday at 11:30.
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  • The Church closed by the South the tour linear that passes by the 3 churches main of the old Lyon. It is Gothic and austere, nothing particularly noteworthy except for its location close to the river which makes it very visible from the other side and from the footbridge which has opposite. Night scene very photogenic.
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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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