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Basilica of Saint Martin d'Ainay, located in the Presqu'île district was once part of a prosperous... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2018
Adelaide, Australia
Body and soul supreme

Located in the historic centre. Read Blandina's martyrdom. The lions refused to eat her in the... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2017
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14 Aug 2018
30 Jul 2017
“Body and soul supreme”
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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11 rue Bourgelat, 69002, Lyon, France
+33 4 72 40 02 50
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Reviewed 15 August 2018

Basilica of Saint Martin d'Ainay, located in the Presqu'île district was once part of a prosperous and powerful abbey. The Benedictine abbey was founded in 859 and there are records of a church at the same time. Reconstruction of the church took place in the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 30 July 2017

Located in the historic centre. Read Blandina's martyrdom. The lions refused to eat her in the amphithetre. Edifice romanesque mixed with gothic. Restrained but with immense strength. Massive walls. Discretly positioned thus you have to be insistent and specific when asking in the vicinity. Opening...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 26 June 2017

This church, which was consecrated in 1107 AD, is stunning. Wonderful architecture and beautiful stained glass. Got there in the middle of mass, which filled the church, so I left until mass was over and I was able to take photos. While the church is...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 25 October 2016

Abbaye de Saint Martin d'Ainay is a Romanesque church in Ainay in the Presqu'île district in the historic centre of Lyon. The basilica at Ainay contains several architectural styles. Very beautiful.

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed 14 January 2016

Certainly the oldest church in Lyon in The Ainay district. The pillars are Roman pillars transported here when the church of an Abbey was built. This the place where I was christened (no need to look for a plaque to commemorate the event lol!!!

Date of experience: April 2015
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Reviewed 9 September 2015

Dark pillars once used by the Romans for their temples. The Abbey now stands in the "presquile" between two rivers but was once situated on an island. Really worth a visit!

Date of experience: August 2015
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Reviewed 3 November 2013

Small beautiful church not too far from the Musee des Tissus. Attended a concert here recently and the acoustics are tremendous.Romanesque style architecture with some beautiful latter day ornamentation (C19th). Lots of of good restaurants ( non bouchon) nearby.

Date of experience: October 2013
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