Like the Paris Panthenon designed by Soufflot, Saint Pothin is a church disguised as a Greek-Roman temple! Jokes aside, C. ... More
Ass Immobiliere St Pothin
Like the Paris Panthenon designed by Soufflot, Saint Pothin is a church disguised as a Greek-Roman temple! Jokes aside, C. Crepet's overall inspiration for building a church in 1843 with a peristyle fitted with massive Doric columns topped with an imposing triangular impediment was Neoclassic architecture, which was very popular in the 19th century. Crepet also placed a dome at the transept crossing, in the style of Italian Baroque churches. The church is worth a visit mainly for its stunning exterior, but also take a look inside at the nave, which still has the stain glass windows done by E. Bezule at the start of the 20th century, as well as several paintings from the 17th-19th centuries.
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. ...
According to Gregoire de Tours (6th Century) and Leidrade (8th Century) there was a monastery on the Ile Barbe as
early as the 5th Century, making it, along with St Pierre, one of the oldest monasteries in Lyons. The ...