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Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste

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Address: 70 rue Saint Jean, 69005, 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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It's in a beautiful area (Vieux Lyon). However, it is not as wonderful as Le Fourviere. Go to the Fourviere first and then head down to St. Jean.

Reviewed 8 August 2013
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Reviewed 8 August 2013

It's in a beautiful area (Vieux Lyon). However, it is not as wonderful as Le Fourviere. Go to the Fourviere first and then head down to St. Jean.

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flowood, ms
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Reviewed 28 July 2013

The beauty of this cathedral was magnificent. It was as pretty or more So than other more well known cathedrals in Europe. Iris doable by walking to it.

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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Reviewed 14 July 2013

The cathedral here is special, with fine side chapels and excellent architecture. Access it from Old Lyon, which in itself is an even better destination.

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Kabul, Afghanistan
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Reviewed 22 June 2013

The church itself was undergoing construction, but there is a small treasury room off to the side that is very easy to miss. They have magnificent pieces - chalices ,miters, tapestries, incredible vestments. That room was worth the visit, and it didn't cost a thing.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Reviewed 18 June 2013

Go there at every hr when the clock begins to click...Its a 5 mins show of the 5 storeyed clock ...Unique in its own way...Must visit and see to know it..

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Novo Mesto, Slovenia
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Reviewed 5 June 2013

There is an old astronomical clock inside the church but last month there were some restorations so unfortunately we couldn´t get close to the clock. But still definitely worth of going inside the church!

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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 23 May 2013

Cathedral st Jean Baptiste is in Vieux Lyon, very flee to the Fourvière Metro.We visited a couple of times, including attending the th Sunday morning Choral Mass at 10.30am. The Cathedral has the usual magnificent stained glass windows but as the nave and front altars are covered by plastic screens, you can't see what is behind them. At the back,... More 

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Telluride, Colorado
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Reviewed 17 May 2013

A great walk from our hotel...the flower gardens...full of blooming roses and gardenias we superb...May was a great month to visit...everything in bloom...

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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 15 May 2013

Look for the religious relicsand tapestries. When you enter, head right and go up the staircase. Entry is free. Otherwise, lots of construction, one very intricate wood carving structure front left.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 May 2013

Another large catholic cathedral. Pleasant enough, but nothing special. This is a very busy place in the old town.

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