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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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  • The Church of St. Paul is one of the oldest churches in the city. Located close to the Saône and the same station (building saw him heading to the Church). The Church was first mentioned in the correspondence of Bishop Lejdrada, dated 9-th century. The Church was rebuilt many times in the future, while preserving its design Romanesque and Gothic styles, and in 19-th century they were joined by part of the neogotičesom style. Here is the architectural "cocktail" appears before your eyes. In General, the scale of the Church not too big, outside and inside-with no outstanding features. In General, you can pay a bit of attention, I am sure that details of the visit quickly fade from memory, edged out more significant objects.
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  • Cross the Saone river going towards downtown Saint-Paul station and soon found on the north side. Not being repaired has told Lyon's oldest buildings, did not like being an old impression. Marked by Endo in appearance located on the intersection of the nave and transept are octagonal, is one of the few in France. Bell Tower stands out, but this is one of the 19th century. Onmiddle time format of the nave and aisles and small festivals are equipped with side nave and transept are. On the wall of the apse around the altar to famous scenes of the life of St. Paul was painted with frescoes. Still can't imagine from the hustle and bustle of the Central Temple, I felt peace.
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  • We didn't visit the interior of the cathedral because we found it was abusive to pay 21 pounds. The view and restaurantes around are good. 
  • I'm going to a mass since 40 years and tjr a very beautiful home thanks
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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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  • St paul's Church rot all your Sunday mornings in the joy of his bells with its famous directories of sonatas in clear case-burnes, from 10: 00 to noon all morning or you made a greasy pole '
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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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