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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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  • 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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  • Romanesque art, an alchemy that vibrates and resonates. The real architectural treasure is inside this very particular Church. One of the most important monument of Lyon and its region by its peculiarity.
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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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  • 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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