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  • Address: 70 rue Saint Jean, Lyon, France
  • Hours: Open daily
  • Admission: Free


Cathedrale St Jean

Though overshadowed by the ornate Basilica Notre Dame, the Romanesque-Gothic beauty of the Cathedrale St Jean is the more ancient and important of Lyon's lovely churches. At the heart of Old Lyon, it is the home of the Primatiale of the Gauls, supreme over all the archbishops of France. The title was granted in 1079, though it is now largely symbolic.

The angular facade, begun in 1175 and completed in 1476, opens onto a far more extravagant interior, with several soaring chapels, stained glass dating to the 1300s, and most famously, the 1598 astronomical clock. Saint John's most noted attraction can calculate religious dates (such as Easter) until 2019, as well as the positions of stars above Lyon. But you're really here to see it in motion, complete with mechanical bell ringers and roosters.

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Lyon Hop-On Hop-Off Tour, Lyon, null

Lyon Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 56 Reviews

Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Lyon on a hop-on hop-off tour! Sightsee at your own pace aboard an open-top, double-decker bus. You can hop on and ...  Read more

Location: Lyon, France
Duration: Varies

From USD $21.81

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