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Cathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste
Cathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste

Cathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste

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Sights and Museums, Church
Ranked #12 in Lyon things to do
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70 Rue St-Jean, Lyon 69005 France
+33 4 7842 2829
8:15am-7:45pm Mon-Fri, 8:15am-7:00pm Sat, 8am-7pm Sun
http://cathedrale-lyon.cef.fr/
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This Roman Catholic cathedral was founded by the first two bishops of Lyon in the 12th century. Two centuries later, the building of the cathedral was finally completed. Today, the church draws ... Read more
visitors to see its Gothic architecture as well as its astronomical clock, which chimes at 12pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm to the sound of a rooster crowing while angels sing.

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Los Angeles, California, USA

Interesting to walk through while exploring Old Town but not worth a special trip.

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Los Angeles, California, USA
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The cathedral is pretty standard for its kind (not to say it's not beautiful - the stained glass windows are beautiful and the architecture is quite impressive) but what makes this place stand out is its astronomical clock. Maybe I'm just a geek, but the science behind this working clock is just amazing (plus it features little figurines that pop out and move around on a track).

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Local from Lyon, France

Wonderful church, with it's astronomical clock...

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San Francisco, California

Beautiful

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Orgeval, France

C'est un endroit vraiment très beau et d'autant plus lors des soirées des lumières de lyon. Il faut vraiment y passer !

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Aliases: Catedral St. Jean

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