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Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste: Tours & Tickets

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A 12th-century Gothic cathedral with impressive stained-glass windows.
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70 rue Saint Jean, 69005 Lyon, France
Vieux Lyon - Quarantaine
+33 4 78 54 76 21
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Another loss after what I'm sure was a gorgeous church was ruined by the reformation. Now it is undergoing restoration. Be sure to look at the astrological clock, even though it isn't working it is still cool.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank SarahKraus
Reviewed 6 days ago

This cathedral in Vieux Lyon is unmissable. It has beautifully preserved carving around the doorways and an interesting astronomical clock inside. Sadly the clock was not working because of some repairs which were taking place inside the church when we visited.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 1010bernardf
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The church’s architecture is gorgeous. The details on the building and inside are beautiful. There’s like a square where the church is at so there’s lots of shops and restaurants. And if you go up higher, the basilica will be at the top of Lyon.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank bmontes1752
Reviewed 4 September 2019 via mobile

Beautiful Cathedral, great square to sit in and watch all the people walking by and the musicians basking. Lots of restaurants and shops in this area.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Debsabbott
Reviewed 29 August 2019

I love old churches. The stained glass , astronomical clock, and the statue of Christ by the altar are all worthy of a stop on your meandering walk through Lyon.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank morelqueen
Reviewed 1 August 2019

When we were there, most of the church was covered in canvas and scaffolding, and hammers were pounding away, so not the serene environment one expects in a church. The clock, attacked by the crazy iranian guy a few years ago, is still not repaired....More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 18 July 2019

Ok so it's not the Basilica, but this is a great visit in its own right and has some of the best stained glass windows you'll ever see.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank glutton4nourishment
Reviewed 17 July 2019

One would think after seeing a few churches one might get tired, but I can honestly say this church does not disappoint! The sheer marvel of what was accomplished so long ago without modern machinery is just mind boggling.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Butch S
Reviewed 4 July 2019 via mobile

The first day we were here it was closed. I think due to random power outages. We came back. It is a good idea to stop in. July 2019 looks like some restoration is going on.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Ellis_NC_IL
Reviewed 4 July 2019 via mobile

Well worth the walk to view city of Lyon. Amazing views and beautiful cathedral. The walk, thought steep is through a beautiful garden.

Date of experience: July 2019
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10 August 2018|
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Response from 376vickif | Reviewed this property |
Yes. I would still have a walk around. Interesting architecture and views.
1 April 2017|
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