During the early-Christian era and the beginnings of the Western church, the word "ecclesia", the bishop's ... More
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. Three churches and a surrounding wall were built in the 4th century: Sainte-Croix church where catechumen or novices (unbaptised followers) were taught, St Etienne baptistry where the faithful were baptised and the "ecclesia" where the Bishop welcomed the baptised. In Carolingian times, baptisms took place in the main church where baptismal fonts were used instead of the tanks in the baptistry. The history and evolution of this garden can be seen in the restored relics such as the foundations of Sainte-Croix and Saint Etienne, the baptismal tank where the faithful were immersed and part of the surrounding wall was built in the 6th century with the remains of Roman monuments (some still bear inscriptions).
This park comprises three large gardens, which are connected by footbridges above the traffic: the Jardin des Plantes, Jardin Royal
and Grand Rond. Wide paths wind around old trees, fountains, flowerbeds and ponds, and there are swings and pony ...
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 ...
In terms of gastronomy, Lyon is well known for its hot Sausage and Quenelles and everyone knows that the Guignol
puppet theater originated here. Now Lyon has another claim to fame its trompe lil painted walls. If you liked ...