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Église Saint-Paul, Lyon

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The Église Saint-Paul is a church in Lyon, France. It is a Romanesque and Gothic building located in the Vieux Lyon, in the Saint-Paul quarter, in the 5th arrondissement of Lyon. The tower-lantern was classified as monument historique in 1920, and the whole church was classified in 1996. It was completely restored in 2002. The church is about 45 m long and 16.5 m high under the arch.HistoryBuilt around 549 by the Lyon bishop Saint Sacerdos, the church was damaged in 732, then restored in the early 9th century by archbishop Leidrade. In the 10th century, it became a necropolis with three cemeteries. Archbishop Hugh of Die requested its reconstruction, which was accomplished during the 11th and 12th centuries (the bell tower in 1440).The church was damaged during the siege of the city by the Baron of Adrets, then during the revolution in 1793, after which it was transformed into a saltpetre store and became a parish church in 1801. Many changes were made to the church during the 19th century, including the removal of saltpetre soil and the paving, along with numerous additions: the lantern of the top of the octagonal tower in 1835, the Gothic portal in 1877, paintings by Paul Borel added to the choir in 1899, the eleven bells of the bell tower, and so forth.
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  • This Gothic church is located near St. Paul! She is not very high, but it is not in any way lessen its beautiful exterior. Inside usually for such structures, but there are a lot of beautiful large stained-glass Windows, from which the entire interior in sunny illuminates different colors.
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  • The Church is in the northernmost part of Vieux Lyon, just the neighborhood of Saint Paul, where there is the train station with the same name. The Church is in a lower area with little traffic and discreet side door North that provides you some reserve and quiet. From outside you can see a structure aesthetics and orderly which internally translates into comfortable and welcoming. Its small size increases their intimacy enhanced by a side entrance direct and which reduces further the perception downward of its width. His style are rich, diverse and ancient as its history of about 1,500 years. It highlights both its main portal as a side, its domes, gargoyles and capitals decorated on the outside, as well as their bodies and graves inside. We liked for its charm, discretion and it is far from the tourist circuits.
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  • Located in the old town on Rue Saint Paul near the embankment of the Quai de Bondy Sona. Built in the year 549, is one of the oldest churches in the city. During its long history has withstood a lot of destruction, rebuilding and reconstruction, but kept in his guise of Romano-Gothic features. Recognized as a historical monument of France's national heritage. If you happen to be nearby, I advise to visit.
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  • A very beautiful church, too discreet because few people go inside!
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  • A nice Church to visit, where you have to go to the bottom right to discover his secret!
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  • I'm going to a mass since 40 years and tjr a very beautiful home thanks
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  • great travel destination
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  • the Church is beautiful, and if the bells ring is initially normal, if mind, must be noticing before live side
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