The church of Lyon's bishop, one of Gaul's most important, has been situated on the banks of the Saone at the bottom ... More
The church of Lyon's bishop, one of Gaul's most important, has been situated on the banks of the Saone at the bottom of Fourvière hill since the 4th Century. Construction of the present building started in 1170-1180 and the chancel and facade were finished in the 14th Century: the cathedral is a testament to the evolution of Lyon's religious architecture. This historical church is host to many events, concerts and religious lectures throughout the year.
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 ...
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. ...
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. ...