Eglise Saint-Paul, Lyon

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The Église Saint-Paul is a Roman Catholic church located in Lyon, France. It is situated in the Vieux Lyon, in the Saint-Paul quarter, in the 5th arrondissement of Lyon. The cathedral is in the Romanesque and Gothic architectural styles. The tower-lantern was classified as monument historique in 1920, and the whole church was classified in 1996. In 2002, the church was completely renovated. It is around 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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  • St Paul's Church has maintained a lot of rebuilding that cannot be counted. The first version was created from the building in the middle of the 16th century. Then the Church was rebuilt several times. As a result, instead of the Roman Church, Gothic, 13th century appearance was supplemented by the Bell Tower. As a result of all the amendments, one of the oldest churches in Lyon got a selective overview
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  • Beautiful church, sober enough where you can discover a beautiful stained-glass windows and beautiful paintings representing various saints.
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  • Pretty Church, outside is very well preserved. The interior features beautiful stained glass. Visit during the heritage days.
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  • Beautiful church of the north part of the Vieux Lyon, built in Roman style in the XII century, with several modifications later. One of the first Catholic churches in France was built here in the early moyen age, according to records during the reign of CharleMagne.
  • Very nice Church...to visit....
  • 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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  • A very beautiful church, too discreet because few people go inside!
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  • Beautiful little church
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