Objectif Lyon : Saint-Jean cathedral 

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Saint-Jean cathedral
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Saint Jean cathedral
Saint Jean cathedral

The Saint Jean cathedral was mainly built between the XIIth and the XIVth century (some chapels were only erected in the XVIIth century). Its beautiful gothic facade can be admired from the top of the Fourvière hill.

Fourvière & St Jean
Fourvière hill and the Saint Jean cathedral

The apse of the Saint Jean cathedral, next to the Saône river, is dominated
by the Fourvière basilica.

St Jean gate
Saint Jean gate

The Saint Jean cathedral facade is famous for its 320 medallions

Astronomical clock
Astronomical clock

In the cathedral, you have the ability to admire one of the oldest astronomical clock in France. Its wrought iron mechanism was created during the XIVth century and contains a religious calendar, a perpetual calendar, and a surprising oval minute face. At 12, 14 and 15 o'clock sharp, several automatons give life, for few seconds, to that clock.

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