Saint Nizier Church

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  • Address: 1 Rue Saint-Nizier, 69002 Lyon, France
  • Timings: 03:00 pm - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +33-472411805
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Church, Religious Site, Family And Kids

Churches have a habit of claiming historically religious spots. This location originally held a temple of Attis; when it was torn down, a basilica was erected here in commemoration of the Christian martyrs of Lyon of 177 A.D. Outsiders didn’t like the church very much – it was razed by the Saracens, Charles Martel and even parishioner named Peter Waldo. The current building started construction in 1303 and went on for a hundred years through. Boldly Gothic for the most part, the church nevertheless has a classically Renaissance portal. Damages, repairs and additions waged a war of attrition on the church over the centuries but it persevered. In the 1970’s the benevolent reputation of the church made it a staging ground for anti-police-brutality by the prostitutes of Lyon.

Items of note include:

  • A crypt
  • Several side chapels
  • Pauline-Marie Jaricot’s tomb
  • Mosaics by Gaspard Poncet, representing the Virgin Mary and the 48 martyrs of Lyon
  • Antoine Coysevox’s Statue of the Virgin by 
  • A neogothic inspired by Benoit’s designs
  • Stained glasses 
  • A 17th-century clock
  • A plaque about the marriage of Frederic Ozanam

  • Le Potager des Halles
  • G, Ksar
  • Best Bagels Company
  • Cookers
  • Nearby Public Transports:
  • Hotel de Ville- Louis Pradel Metro Station (Line A and Line C)

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  • Saint Nizier Church Address: 1 Rue Saint-Nizier, 69002 Lyon, France
  • Saint Nizier Church Contact Number: +33-472411805
  • Saint Nizier Church Timing: 03:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Best time to visit Saint Nizier Church(preferred time): 08:30 am - 07:30 pm
  • Time required to visit Saint Nizier Church: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 43.58% of people who visit Lyon include Saint Nizier Church in their plan

  • 37.88% of people start their Saint Nizier Church visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Saint Nizier Church

Monday, Thursday and Friday

59.49% of people prefer walking in order to reach Saint Nizier Church

People normally club together Traboules Du Vieux Lyon and Musee Miniature Et Cinema while planning their visit to Saint Nizier Church.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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