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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  • August 3, 2017
    Church which is already referenced in the 9 th century and which was rebuilt in the 12 th and 13 eme is of Romanesque and Gothic style. This church is sober and very nice balcony overlooks the entry, a very good class building monument. A must see.
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  • June 16, 2017
    It is a beautiful gothic church on the north side of the old town. Decoration of the facades is interesting. The clergy seems to not know the relationship between this church and on the wall of the building across the street from the figures. With small children it is interesting.
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  • June 3, 2017
    On a sign outside this church one can read the Church's full name: Église Saint-Vincent-de-Paul a Sainte-Louise-de-Marillac de Lyon. In a daily mention is called the just Église Saint-Paul. It is one of Lyon's oldest churches. It is proven that there was a church here in the 800-number, but from this church there is no trace. Lore mentions a monastery in the same place already around 550. The current church has about its Romanesque design from around 1100, but with major changes in the 1300 century and again around 1780, when the Church, which otherwise has both Romanesque and Gothic features got a space in interior design in the Baroque style. The Gothic bell tower is from 1440. The actual Church space is a three-aisled Basilica with side chapels. The room is characterised by the heavy load-bearing pillars between the three ships. Are you interested in history and church history, the Église Saint-Paul saved somewhere, of course, must visit when staying in Lyon.
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  • January 3, 2017
    Very nice Church...to visit....
  • March 31, 2017
    I will simply add that this church was built in the medieval period (between the V * century and the XV * century)
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  • August 17, 2017
    Beautiful little church
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  • October 26, 2016
    A very beautiful church, too discreet because few people go inside!
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  • May 3, 2016
    A nice Church to visit, where to go at the bottom right to find out his secret!
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Lyon’s nine districts surround the two major rivers running through the city: the Rhône and the Saône. The most scenic districts are Vieux Lyon (Old Lyon) and La Croix Rousse, where the city’s historic sites are located. Lodging in these areas is walking distance to these sites. Near the breathtaking Parc de la Tête, the Tête D’Or district offers a quieter option away from the city center.
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