Lyon Cathedral

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General Information

Lyon Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral situated in the French city of Lyon. The cathedral is the seat of the Archbishop of Lyon, it is dedicated to Saint John the Baptist. Construction of the cathedral begun in 1180 and it was completed in 1476. The cathedral has a mix of architectural styles, it is mainly Gothic with the facade and nave both being built to the style but the apse and choir are a Romanesque style. The cathedral also has an astronomical clock and an impressive organ. In December, the cathedral holds an annual Festival of Lights, where a choreographed lighting display is beamed onto the facade.

Getting there

If travelling by car, there is a parking lot situated a five-minute walk from the cathedral at ‘Parking LPA- St. Georges’. If travelling using public transport, travel on the underground to ‘Vieux Lyon’ on the D line.

Opening Times and Admission

The cathedral is open daily from 8.15am-7pm, although it does close for lunch at 12 pm till 1.45pm every day. Guided tours are available at the cathedral, the tour costs 9 euros per person.

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