France Interior of the cathedral St-Jean

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Frédéric Monin

About this spot
The Saint-Jean-Baptiste-and-Saint-Etienne primatiale (also called, more simply, Saint-Jean cathedral) is the episcopal seat of the archdiocese of Lyon. It has the rank of cathedral and primatiale.
It’s located in the heart of the medieval and Renaissance district of Vieux Lyon, which is one of the highlights. In the Middle Ages, it was part of a complex of churches and other ecclesial buildings, the group cathedral, which included among others the churches Saint-Étienne and Sainte-Croix, destroyed at the Revolution, as well as the current manécanterie.
The primatiale is classified historical monument since 1862. In addition to this protection, it is integrated since May 12, 1964 in the first protected sector of France. Finally, on December 5, 1998, it was recognized as World Heritage because of its location in the historic site of Lyon.
It is also a popular tourist destination, for its location, for the special events that are organized, especially during the Festival of Lights, but also for its astronomical clock of the fourteenth century.
For all the photographer, a site of this cathedral is very beautiful, between there history, all the all feasible (and original) compositions.

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