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Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste

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Address: 70 rue St. Jean, Lyon, France
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A 12th-century Gothic cathedral with impressive stained-glass windows.

A 12th-century Gothic cathedral with impressive stained-glass windows.

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Magnificent architecture

This cathedral is a magnificent piece of architecture. Inside it is glorious. While I was there a group of school children came in and were ushered up to the front of the church... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 April 2013
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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2013

This cathedral is a magnificent piece of architecture. Inside it is glorious. While I was there a group of school children came in and were ushered up to the front of the church and organised into a group near the alter. They were the choir and were practicing for a church recital to be held later that evening. They sang... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2013

The center of Vieux Lyon, the Cathedral is still an active, functioning church. Although under repair when we visited, it is still well worth a visit. It anchors the square in Old Lyon and is a frequent meeting place, welcoming visitors to sit and enjoy the unique atmosphere of the square. the inside is not spectacular, but nonetheless very beautiful.... More 

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Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2013

This Church while still in daily use as a place of worship and prayer is just a lovely and most ornate cathedral to view and explore at no charge to the visitor.The side chapels,paintings,ceilings etc.are just beautiful and a joy to view.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2013

Such a wonderful view from the Cathedral and a lovely cafe next door to sit and look out over the city. Great coffee too.

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Hedgesville, West Virginia, USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2013

Just below the Basilique is this old cathedral. It's under repair right now, but that didn't diminish its beautiful atmosphere. The stained glass windows, statues, and soaring columns ensure your time is well spent. There's also a much older Romanesque building adjacent if you'd like a little more history. Directly to the north are several streets worth of shops, eateries,... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2013

An impressive cathedral with interesting chapels. The astronomical clock in northern transept alone is worth a visit and the chapel in the southern transept dedicated to the Virgin Mary is breath taking. There is a small collection of religious artifacts and wall tapestry in a separate room which is free to access. Unfortunately as of March 2013 part of the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2013

It's an extravagent church with a beautiful view of Lyon right behind it. Finished the trip by taking the tram down to old lyon.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2013

Absolutely stunning cathedral that is a real must-see if visiting Lyon. Do not miss this imposing 12th century wonder. It is lovely to sit inside and reflect, enjoying the calm atmosphere.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2013

interesting especially the clock. unfortunately the choeur is being restored and will be for several years.

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Upminster, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2013

Cathedral dates from 12/13 century and is very imposing. Currently in middle of 5 year restoration project, so not all of cathedral is accessible, therefore difficult to fully evaluate.

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