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 hill and the Saint Jean cathedral
The apse of the Saint Jean cathedral, next to the Saône river, is dominated
by the Fourvière basilica.
Saint Jean gate
The Saint Jean cathedral facade is famous for its 320 medallions
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.