"In S. Presqu'ile Is Basilica St. Martin d'Ainay" Top 5 Page for this destination Presqu'ile Tip by hquittner

Presqu'ile, Lyon: 9 reviews and 22 photos

  Most of the Facade of St. Martin d'Ainay
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  • Most of the Facade of St. Martin d'Ainay - Lyon
      Most of the Facade of St. Martin d'Ainay
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  • Roof, Pyramidons and Bell Casings - Lyon
      Roof, Pyramidons and Bell Casings
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This church is the oldest one in Lyon,finished by the end of the 11C, and was visited in 1107 by Pope Pascal II. It has a central stone pyramidal peak with small pyramidons at the upper edges and just below this two bell chambers. The simple facade is enriched by the use of brick lozenges. Immediately below the upper line of lozenges is a row of 15 small sculpted figures. Inside the church are fine very early historiated capitals that should not be missed.

Address: Between Rhône and Saone rivers
Directions: Central Lyon

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Dec 7, 2010
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