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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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  • A lively and vibrant Church in the heart of the city with an architecture inspired and intimate at the same time.
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  • 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 »
  • The Church is free to visit. The nave is very impressive and in particular the organ sits impressively. The aisles built on various scenarios that are worth to visit. Many of the stained glass Windows are very impressive. The candles that you can set on fire are somewhat expensive. But they are slightly larger than the Church other in one.
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  • Almost no tourists, but very beautiful church. Outstanding sculptures and stained glass Windows.
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  • A beautiful church and a very welcoming parish!
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  • Beautiful truth throughout the area touring it walking in maximum two Diaa.
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