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Eglise Saint Nizier, Lyon

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The Church of Saint-Nizier is a church in the Presqu'ile district of Lyon, France, in the 2nd arrondissement, between the Place des Terreaux and the Place des Jacobins. Its name refers to Nicetius of Lyon, a bishop of the city during the 6th century.HistoryThe first religious building on the site of the present church was a Roman monument, perhaps a temple of Attis, whose worship was probably the cause of the Christian persecution in Lyon from 177. In the 5th century, according to tradition, Eucherius of Lyon, 19th bishop of Lyon, built on the ruins of the building a basilica to contain the relics of the martyrs in Lyon, tortured in 177. The church received the name "Church of Holy Apostles". In the 6th century, the bishops were buried in the church, particularly Nicetius of Lyon, the 28th bishop. The body of the latter attracted a crowd and his presumed great miracles led the church to take his name.Saint Austregisilus was abbot here during the 7th century.In the early 8th century, the church has been ravaged by the Saracens and by Charles Martel. It was rebuilt in the 9th century, at the behest of the bishop Leidrade. Peter Waldo, in the 13th century, was a parishioner. His disciples, shocked by the wealth of the church, even set fire in 1253.
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  • This is worth the time to visit and reflect. Not the most visited church and offers serenity and beauty.  more »
  • The Saint-Nizier church in one of the oldest location concerning the christian presence during the Gallo-Roman period (150 AD). The external architecture and internal design is inevitable for a visito...  more »
  • A very nice church to visit. Cold in winter on inside. Church is in very nice condition and well taken care of on the inside.  more »
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  • Beautiful Gothic edifice with a rich history. Now in the care of the Emmanuel Community, so the liturgies are vibrant and enriching.
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  • Splendid, this parish deserves that we be there order.
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  • Beautiful church, Gothic style. Beautiful stained glass windows.
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