Since the Middle Ages, the story of l'Eglise Saint-Bonaventure has been intimately linked to the story of Lyon itself. ... More
Since the Middle Ages, the story of l'Eglise Saint-Bonaventure has been intimately linked to the story of Lyon itself. Saint Bonaventure was buried in this church in 1274, half a century after the arrival of Franciscan monks in the region. The church has been destroyed by violence several times in its history, and rebuilt and renovated each time to become a sanctuary today: a place where believers might come on pilgrimage. The magnificent organ is played, free to the public. Guided tours are available. Check website for details and call for mass timings.
The Croix Rousse is an area famous for its stairways, bistros and gardens hidden among the buildings, former silk workshops
and its passages known as Traboules de la Croix Rousse. On every street, you will see lots of different ...
During his reign, Louis 12 decided to fortify Lyon and had a number of forts built around the city one
of which was St Jean (middle of 16th century). To give the garrisons easy access a road was built, ...
During the early Christian era and the beginnings of the Western church, the word "ecclesia", the bishop's church, was used
instead of cathedral. Archaeological excavations between 1973 and 1977 brought to light Lyon's Episcopalian church complex in this area. ...
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