The principal interest of the abbey church of Saint Bruno des Chartreux lies in its rarity: it's one of the few baroque ... More
The principal interest of the abbey church of Saint Bruno des Chartreux lies in its rarity: it's one of the few baroque churches in Lyon. The monastery to which it belonged to was destroyed like many others during the Revolution. All that remains is a little cloister south of the chancel through which the monks would enter to go to services, and of course the abbey church itself. The long chancel used by the monks dates from the 16th century. The stalls were carved in the 18th century by Van der Heyden, from drawings by J.G. Soufflot . The nave and the transept, which were built in the 18th century by Delamonce, are baroque in style, as is the dome. A series of interesting paintings from that era hang in the abbey church, notably the two by C. Tremolières which can be seen in the transept: the Ascension and the Assumption (1737). The façade was constructed much later between 1868 and 1872.
This national French church holds the tombs of many famous French people. Caravaggio is one artist who features in this
beautiful Renaissance church. There is a wooden pulpit with painted panels, fairly unusual for Roman churches; the façade was ...
Lyons is famous for the night time illuminations of its monuments: hence, it earns it's nickname as the "city of
light." The Office du Tourisme organizes a 2 hour guided tour lasting 2 hours taking you round these illuminations ...
In the twelfth century, the site of Saint Ferreol's church was a Templar command post where the monastico chivalric order
was banned. In 1369 the Augustine monks acquired the Knights' buildings. The current church was consecrated in 1542 and ...