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A superb representation of French Medieval architecture, Cathedrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Lyon impresses with its craftsmanship and its dwarfing nave. At 32.5 m (106.6 ft), the nave stands as a reminder of Lyon's ecclesiastical power. The cathedral was the seat of power in Lyon from the 11th to the 15th centuries. In 1079, the pope granted the archbishop of Lyon the title of Primate of All the Gauls with the legal supremacy over the principal archbishops of the kingdom. That is why the cathedral bears the nickname “Primatiale.” The two crosses installed on either side of the altar in 1274 commemorate a union of churches. The Bourbon Chapel built by a son-in-law of Louis XI, are both noteworthy sites inside the cathedral. Plan your Cathedrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Lyon visit and explore what else you can see and do in Lyon using our Lyon online trip planner.
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Cathedrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Lyon reviews
Was there on a Sunday during Mass. Beautiful stained glass. Very average for European cathedral. Nice area. Not easy to get there. more »
cathedral big but already lost some touch. to visit the church is free admission. but to visit the treasure part (room parallel to the church) you need a covid pass. more »
Totally stunning.. byzantine style interior and has a great view spot of Lyon nearby. Use the funicular to get up and dont forget the Roman ruins nearby.
Another excellent visit to a gorgeous, historical Cathedral. You take the tram down from the top and enjoy the view down and the beautiful Cathedral.
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