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.
This church was constructed between 1699 and 1702 by the same architect, (Charles d'Avilier), who built the Arc de Triomphe
and who conceived the Promenade du Peyrou . Until 1759 the church was used by Oratorians before being handed ...
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, ...
Saint Georges catches the eye of passers by on the quays of the Saône with its entirely neogothic harmony. The
church was completely reconstructed in 1844 by the architect Pierre Bossan, who is famous for his eclecticism at Fourvière. ...