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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  • One of the 2 or 3 most beautiful churches of Lyon for architecture, a historic site since the first implantation of the Christians is made here, finally a living parish
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  • Featured St niser in Central Lyon since centuries. , Was established in place of the Roman temple. The new building was dedicated to Christian martyrs who died in the Roman Empire. At the beginning of the 14th century, the Church was rebuilt and gained this unequivocal appearance we can admire now. Featuring a particularly brilliant faced, decorated with Renaissance style.
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  • Beautiful church, even if she is in a restaurant inside. There are screens to attend the office (if you're too far). Damage could sit at the office, because there was still room, we couldn't access it.
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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.
  • amazing 19th century vitraux.
  • Elegant!
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  • very interesting how the Church and the spectacular panorama. kind people and information from local people. find a restaurant open late at night is a problem, the better the few pubs
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